Toronto Family Law Lawyer Todd E. Slonim
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YEAR OF CALL: 2005
EDUCATION: University of Calgary, Dalhousie Law School and Cardiff Law School in Wales
ASSOCIATIONS: Ontario Bar Assn., Law Society of Upper Canada, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Ontario Association for Family Mediation.

Todd E. Slonim

B.A., LL.B., Acc. FM

Featured Area of Practice:  Family Law

Other Areas of Practice: Mediation


TORONTO FAMILY LAWYER


Established Toronto family lawyer Todd Slonim received his B.A. in communication studies from the University of Calgary. While there, he created a documentary film that won Best Human Interest Documentary at the North West International Film Festival in 1999. Todd then attended Cardiff Law School in Wales and completed his LL.B. He returned to Canada to attend Dalhousie Law School, before returning to Toronto to complete his articles with a family law firm.

Todd has practiced exclusively in family law at a boutique firm in Toronto since his call to the bar in 2005. He has been involved with many difficult and complex cases. In addition to appearing at all levels of courts in Ontario, Todd is a proponent of resolving family law matters through Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has achieved excellent results for his clients in mediation and arbitration while avoiding the pitfalls of court proceedings.

Todd is an accredited family law mediator. He brings an insightful, practical and efficient approach to mediation to help guide the parties towards the resolution of their family law disputes. Todd promotes the mediation process as a positive and reliable alternative to litigation. Click here to know more about Divorce Mediation.

Todd is a trained collaborative family lawyer. He advances the collaborative practice as a practical and alternative process to court to help families achieve settlement in a respectful, creative and cost-effective manner.

Toronto family lawyer Todd is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Ontario Association for Family Mediation, Collaborative Practice Toronto and York Collaborative Practice.



Publications


News and Media

Marriage Contracts, Cohabitation Agreements & Prenuptial Agreeements


In this video, Toronto family lawyer Todd Slonim provides information on when you should consider seeking the advice of a family lawyer in regards to marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and prenuptial agreements during his interview at the Real Estate 101 Show.






What is a Case Conference in Family Law?


Normally in a case conference, there is usually a first meeting with the judge. In family law proceedings in Ontario, the first date for the judge is supposed to be a case conference which is an informal meeting among the parties, lawyers and a judge. The case conference can be held in the chambers, a meeting or an open court.


Seminars

Family Law Seminar January 20, 2015 - Video Archive


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1. Introduction - John P. Schuman (00.00)
2. Equalization of "What?" - Property Division on Marriage Breakdown - F. Timothy Deeth (02.40)
3. Equalization of net family properties and Common Law Couples - Michelle Farb (16.07)
4. Weird and Archaic Solutions to Bad Financial Separations (Trust Claims) - John P. Schuman (17.10)
5. Immigration Consequences of Relationship Breakdowns - Asher I. Frankel (36.57)
6. Bad Ideas in Custody Cases "Outside the Box" Strategies that People Use - Rachel Healey (51.20)
7. Difficult Spousal Support Issues post "Guidelines" - Kerri Parslow (1.08.58)
8. Keeping Your Scary Spouse Away with a Restraining Order - Sarah Falzon (1.19.48)
9. Why going to Family Mediation Without Consulting a Lawyer is like Playing Dodgeball Blindfolded - Todd E. Slonim (1.26.08)
10. How to Keep Yourself from Getting Played - The Benefits of a Marriage Contract or Cohabitation Agreement - Julie Tyas (1.35.15)
11. Questions and Answer Session (1.45.11)

Presentation Handouts - Common Legal Mistakes in Separation / Divorce

Recorded January 20, 2015

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Of interest to:

Therapists, social workers, mediators, non-family law lawyers, marriage counselors, accountants, financial planners, doctors or anyone who might have questions regarding any family law related issues. We will be presenting basic family law and common family law “misconceptions” for helping professionals to understand how things might work out for their clients.

Topics:

  • Difficult spousal support issues post “Guidelines”;
  • Keeping your scary spouse away with a restraining order;
  • Why going to Family Mediation without consulting a lawyer is like playing dodge ball blindfolded;
  • Immigration consequences of relationship breakdown;
  • Bad ideas in custody cases – “outside the box” strategies that people use;
  • Equalization of “What?” – property division on marriage breakdown;
  • Equalization of net family properties and common law couples;
  • Weird and archaic solutions to bad financial separations (trust claims);
  • How to keep yourself from getting played – the benefits of a marriage contract or cohabitation agreement

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