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Firm News

Torkin Manes partners with #JLFToronto2019 to bring internationally acclaimed authors to the stage

JLF Toronto Torkin Manes is proud to be a Festival Partner for #JLFToronto2019 held September 27-29 in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. Uniting inter...
Sep 30, 2019

Torkin Manes named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Chambers Canada Awards

Chambers and Partners Torkin Manes is proud to announce that our firm has been recognized as the Regional Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners at the 201...
Sep 17, 2019
In the News

Adam Black quoted in Canadian Lawyer on a recent case that says consent can be withdrawn for use of frozen embryo

Adam N. Black Canadian Lawyer A divorced woman will not have the right to keep an embryo that she and her then husband contracted to have frozen and preserved, because her former s...
Sep 11, 2019
Firm News

Torkin Manes shortlisted by Chambers Canada for the 2019 Regional Law Firm of the Year Award

Chambers Canada Torkin Manes is honoured to be shortlisted by Chambers & Partners in the category of Regional Law Firm of the Year for the 2019 Chambers Canada Aw...
Aug 22, 2019
In the News

Adam Black speaks to the Law Times about the challenges self-represented litigants face

Adam N. Black Law Times Self-represented litigants are typically able to expect some flexibility from the judicial process, but there are risks when they try to manage a case...
Jun 20, 2019
In the News

Adam Black speaks to the Law Times about a recent case that reiterates the importance of confidentiality

Adam N. Black Law Times A recent case confirms the importance of confidentiality in settlements, including those achieved in mediation, whether or not the mediation contract ...
Jun 18, 2019
Apr 24, 2019
Firm News

Daniel Melamed participates in roundtable discussion with Attorney General David Lametti

Daniel S. Melamed On March 26, 2019 Daniel Melamed  of our Family Law Group participated in a roundtable discussion with Attorney General David Lametti to discuss ...
Apr 17, 2019
In the News

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

Daniel S. Melamed 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

Laurie H. Pawlitza 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
Firm News

Daniel Melamed and Laurie Pawlitza invited to speak before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-78

Laurie H. Pawlitza and Daniel S. Melamed 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
Firm News

Lorne Wolfson to moderate panel at the Family Dispute Resolution of Ontario's 2018 Conference

Lorne H. Wolfson 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
Aug 22, 2018
In the News

Canadian Lawyer speaks to Laurie Pawlitza on the impact of Bill C-78 on Canada’s Divorce Act

Laurie H. Pawlitza 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
In the News

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

Adam N. Black 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
In the News

Adam Black authors chapters in Support Rights & Obligations Under Ontario Family Law published by Thomson Reuters

Adam N. Black and Jessica Brown Adam Black of our Family Law Group has written a chapter in the recently released book Support Rights & Obligations Under Ontario Family Law,...
Jul 26, 2018
In the News

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

Laurie H. Pawlitza 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
In the News

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

Adam N. Black 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
In the News

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

Adam N. Black 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
In the News

All three adult members of polyamorous family deemed child's parents by Newfoundland judge — Laurie Pawlitza reviews the landmark decision in the National Post

Laurie H. Pawlitza 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
In the News

Why Ottawa's changes to the Divorce Act don't go far enough — Laurie Pawlitza discusses the changes in the National Post

Laurie H. Pawlitza 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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