May 23, 2018
Lorne Wolfson, a Toronto lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, and head of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, praised the family-law bill, but said the government could have gone further by requiring that alternatives to courtroom litigation be tried first.
May 16, 2018
In her latest column in the National Post, Laurie Pawlitza provides an overview of the lesson learned from a recent case: conduct matters.
May 02, 2018
Laurie Pawlitza writes in her latest column in the National Post that although new partners may have no direct or immediate financial obligations to their new spouse, the mere fact of the relationship can put their privacy at risk.
Apr 18, 2018
In the world of family law, April is just one more month where separated spouses feel the financial pain of separation.
Apr 04, 2018
Justice Frances Kiteley recently dealt with the question of mental capacity to reconcile in the 2018 decision of Chuvalo v. Chuvalo, a sad case between George Chuvalo and his family.
Mar 22, 2018
But there's a developing niche profession of people who will resolve these disputes — at a cost, of course.
Mar 08, 2018
Many family law cases have parallel criminal proceedings.
Mar 08, 2018
Is a parent obliged to pay child support when a child refuses to have a relationship? Sometimes no.
Feb 22, 2018
It’s becoming more common for people to make claims for monetary damages as compensation for the harm suffered arising from assaults
Feb 07, 2018
The agreement must contain a clause that spousal support ends on the death of the recipient, or you keep paying.
Jan 24, 2018
Unwilling fathers have made many creative claims to try to avoid their child support obligations when parenthood has been thrust upon them.
Nov 29, 2017
If you claim you’re so poor you can’t afford a penny of child support, best not to be driving a red Ferrari convertible. In addition to two Mercedes-Benzes …
Nov 15, 2017
Spousal support remains one of the most contentious issues separating couples must navigate.
Oct 23, 2017
Containing hundreds of practical tips, Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for Advocates and Neutrals explains how to prepare for negotiation and mediations, choose the right dispute resolution process, develop cooperative parenting plans, deal with difficult parties, and overcome impasse.
Jul 12, 2017
Family lawyers regularly deal with tricky issues relating to separation and divorce, marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements. But when a couple fails to make it down the aisle, we can find ourselves giving advice on one of the most vexing questions of all: who gets to keep the engagement ring?
Jun 29, 2017
Before Stephen died, he prepared a will — contrary to a court order — that split his life insurance between his two families. That's when the lawyers got involved.
Mar 02, 2016
“But would lawyers advise clients to delete posts that may not reflect well on them? For Adam Black, a lawyer at Torkin Manes LLP, the answer is no.” Read the full article here (subscription required).
Apr 20, 2015
Torkin Manes is pleased to congratulate Lorne Wolfson, honoured recipient of the 2015 OBA Award for Excellence in Family Law in Memory of James G. McLeod. This award will be presented at the Ontario Bar Association Family Law Section dinner at The...
Aug 25, 2014
We are pleased to announce the selection of 13 Torkin Manes lawyers as leaders in their respective fields, as published in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Based on a highly-regarded annual peer review survey, Torkin Manes’ ...