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Firm News

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2020

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 24 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the latest edition of T...
Aug 21, 2019
Firm News

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Direc...
Apr 24, 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
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

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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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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Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2019

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 21 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders.
Aug 21, 2018
In the News

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
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

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

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
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

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

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

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in The 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Apr 12, 2018

In family court, there's no hiding the Ferrari — Laurie Pawlitza discusses family support obligations in her latest column in the National Post

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-B...
Nov 29, 2017

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2018

We are pleased to announce that 19 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the latest edition of The Be...
Aug 22, 2017

Laurie Pawlitza discusses how the courts handle broken engagements in her latest column in the Financial Post

Family lawyers regularly deal with tricky issues relating to separation and divorce, marriage contracts and cohabitation agreements. But when a couple...
Jul 12, 2017

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
May 29, 2017

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2017

We are pleased to announce that 18 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the latest edition of The Be...
Aug 22, 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Lexpert Ranked Lawyers

Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Jun 21, 2016

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

We are pleased to announce the selection of the following Torkin Manes lawyers as leaders in their respective fields, as published in the latest editi...
Aug 24, 2015

Torkin Manes lawyers named in The 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory,...
Jun 23, 2015
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Torkin Manes lawyers featured in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

We are pleased to announce the selection of 10 Torkin Manes lawyers as leaders in their respective fields, as published in the latest edition of The B...
Aug 25, 2014

Torkin Manes Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014

Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014: Valerie Edwards: Alternative Dis...
Jan 6, 2014
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