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Torkin Manes recognized as the #1 ranked Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer

Canadian Lawyer We thank our clients, colleagues and peers for recognizing us with this distinguished honour.
Mar 4, 2019
Firm News

Daniel Melamed of our Family Law Group speaks to the Globe & Mail about how to divorce-proof your family's wealth

The Globe & Mail 30 per cent of affluent Canadians polled said they didn’t trust their daughters- and sons-in-law to manage their heirs’ inheritance.
Feb 1, 2019
In the News

Young couples living together to save on housing costs need to sign this often overlooked pact — Laurie Pawlitz speaks to the Globe & Mail on the importance of cohabitation agreements

The Globe & Mail There are many common-law couples who haven’t signed anything – and who stand to lose a lot in the event of a separation.
Nov 15, 2018
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Daniel Melamed and Laurie Pawlitza invited to speak before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-78

Daniel Melamed and Laurie Pawlitza, partners in our Family Law Group, have been chosen as two of the witnesses selected by the House of Commons' Stand...
Nov 14, 2018
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Lorne Wolfson to moderate panel at the Family Dispute Resolution of Ontario's 2018 Conference

Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario’s (FDRIO) Annual Conference Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario’s conference will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 in Toronto.
Sep 7, 2018
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Torkin Manes Family Law Group secures top ranking in the 2019 edition of Chambers & Partners High Net Worth

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Torkin Manes is pleased to be ranked Band 1 by Chambers High Net Worth 2018 in the area of Family/Matrimonial Law in Canada.
Aug 22, 2018
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Canadian Lawyer speaks to Laurie Pawlitza on the impact of Bill C-78 on Canada’s Divorce Act

Canadian Lawyer Laurie Pawlitza, a partner in the family law group at Toronto firm Torkin Manes LLP, characterizes C-78 as a successful catch-up effort by the federal...
Aug 15, 2018
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Why high-income Canadians paying spousal support shouldn’t expect any relief — Laurie Pawlitza provides an overview in the National Post

National Post As this recent case shows, the application of Canada's Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines will no doubt continue to leave high-income payors disheart...
Aug 10, 2018
In the News

When a ‘final agreement’ in family law isn’t final at all — Adam Black discusses the issues that can arise in separation agreements in the National Post

Family law disputes are often lengthy and emotionally wrought, making the individuals involved eager to get them over with. Usually, that comes in the...
Jul 26, 2018
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Adam Black and Jessica Brown author chapters in Support Rights & Obligations Under Ontario Family Law published by Thomson Reuters

Adam Black and Jessica Brown of our Family Law Group have each written a chapter in Robert Halpern’s recently released book Support Rights ...
Jul 26, 2018
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Attention wealthy spouses: Your family trust won't always save you when dividing assets in a separation — Laurie Pawlitza discusses this issue in her latest column in the National Post

Over the years, monied spouses who do not have the protection of a marriage contract have tried numerous strategies to evade the long arm of family la...
Jul 26, 2018
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Adam Black reviews why the date of separation in a marriage breakup can be a contentious and costly issue in his latest column in the National Post

When it comes time to sort out the issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage, the precise date a couple separates can have significant ramificat...
Jul 26, 2018
Firm News

Support Rights & Obligations Under Ontario Family Law edited by Robert Halpern launches June 21, 2018

Edited and authored by Robert Halpern, a partner and head of our Family Law Group, Support Rights and Obligations Under Ontario Family Law (...
Jul 26, 2018
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Adam Black quoted in several publications on a recent decision to recognize three adults as the legal parents of a child born within their polyamorous family

In what is believed to be a legal first in Canada, a court in Newfoundland and Labrador has recognized three unmarried adults as the legal parents of ...
Jun 21, 2018
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All three adult members of polyamorous family deemed child's parents by Newfoundland judge — Laurie Pawlitza reviews the landmark decision in the National Post

In the first decision of its kind in Canada, all three adult members of a polyamorous family have been recognized as parents of a child. Two months ag...
Jun 21, 2018
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Why Ottawa's changes to the Divorce Act don't go far enough — Laurie Pawlitza discusses the changes in the National Post

Last week, Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced a bill to amend the Divorce Act and other pieces of federal family law legislation in t...
Jun 21, 2018
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Federal government looks to put children first in Divorce Act overhaul — Lorne Wolfson discusses the changes in The Globe and Mail

The federal Liberal government is aiming to protect children from high-conflict divorces, by emphasizing alternatives to courtroom battles and by usin...
Jun 21, 2018

When does a separated spouse have to pay rent to an ex?

In her latest column in the National Post, Laurie Pawlitza provides an overview of the lesson learned from a recent case: conduct matters.
May 16, 2018

New romantic partners can be dragged into the fray in support disputes

Laurie Pawlitza writes in her latest column in the National Post that although new partners may have no direct or immediate financial obligations to t...
May 2, 2018

What child and spousal support payors (and recipients) need to know at tax time — Laurie Pawlitza provides an overview in the National Post

In the world of family law, April is just one more month where separated spouses feel the financial pain of separation.
Apr 18, 2018

A boxer's legal dispute sheds light on questions of capacity — Laurie Pawlitza discusses the importance of this recent case in the National Post

Justice Frances Kiteley recently dealt with the question of mental capacity to reconcile in the 2018 decision of Chuvalo v. Chuvalo, a sad case betwee...
Apr 4, 2018
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