Chad D. Rawn, Barrister & Solicitor

Divorce & Family Lawyer in Markham, Ontario

Chad D. Rawn, B.A.(Hons), LL.B

Chad D. Rawn, B.A.(Hons), LL.B.obtained his law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 2002 and was called to the Ontario bar in July 2003. Prior to attending law school, he graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he obtained a B.A. (Hons) degree (1st class) in Philosophy. Since being called to the bar, Mr. Rawn has carried on a very successful practice for his clients across a wide variety of areas of law including primarily family law, but also in areas including real estate law, civil litigation, criminal law, will and estate planning and immigration law. Mr. Rawn appears regularly in courts in the Greater Toronto Area including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Small Claims Court and the Federal Court of Canada. He has also appeared before several administrative tribunals in the Toronto area. In addition to providing legal services, Mr. Rawn is also a Notary Public for the province of Ontario, authorizing him to notarize documents amongst other services. Mr. Rawn is also a member of the Family Lawyer’s Association of Ontario for a number of years.


The functions carried out by a notary public include the attestation of documents and certification of their due execution, administering of oaths, witnessing/commissioning affidavits and statutory declarations and performing the certification of copy documents as set out in the Notaries Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. N.6. When a Notary Public performs services for you, the notary will affix their seal in conjunction with their signature. An official record of the Notary’s seal and signature is kept on file at Official Document Services which (if necessary) can be used to validate the authenticity of the Notary Servicesnotarization. Please click on the specific link for more information on the nature of the service and the fee involved:

All lawyers that have been called to the bar are able to commission oaths and to swear affidavits. Notary Publics are also empowered by statute to commission oaths and swear affidavits. The added benefit of having a notary commission your oath is that he/she will affix their seal, which makes your document appear more official. Read more
A copy of the original document is certified by a Notary Public to be a true and accurate copy of the original document. When obtaining a certified copy, please bring the original document with you to your appointment. Further, please bring as many photocopies of the document as you require to be certified.Read more
Due to increasing concern for the safety of children, many governments including that of Canada have initiated special requirements for when children under 18 years of age are traveling with only one parent.

The traveling parent now requires documentary evidence in the form of a notarized consent to travel letter be presented to establish the relationship of the accompanying adult to the child as well as permission of the parent(s) or legal guardian before a minor can cross international borders. This requirement is in addition to other legal requirements as specified by airlines and official authorities. Read more

Practice focus areas of: Family Law & Real Estate Law

Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2003