Margaret joined the firm as a senior law clerk in 2006. With over 27 years of experience as a family law clerk, there isn’t a family law issue that Margaret has not seen.
Working primarily with Laurie Pawlitza, Margaret has extensive experience in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody and access, child and spousal support, property division, and domestic contracts. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise particularly in complex cases. Her responsibilities include the preparation of financial statements, drafting pleadings and motion material, separation agreements and settlement documents, and assisting and attending at mediations, arbitrations and trials. Margaret is well versed in the Family Law Rules and legislation relating to family law and is proficient in the use of the Divorcemate software.
Prior to joining Torkin Manes, Margaret worked as a law clerk for a prominent Toronto law firm for over 20 years.
Margaret regularly attends seminars and courses provided by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada.