Mediation. Arbitration. Advocacy.

At Fogelman Law we understand that your family law matter is the most important thing in your life. We strive to find the best resolution for each client, recognizing the uniqueness of each client's circumstances. Our discreet and experienced team of family law professionals are able to assist you in all aspects of your family law matter.

In addition to our counsel practice, Herschel Fogelman, the principal of Fogelman Law, has a dynamic mediation and arbitration practice. He is one of the province's most respected family mediators and has mediated hundreds of family law disputes. When called on, he is a highly respected arbitrator.

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About us

The professionals at Fogelman Law PC advise clients on all aspects of family law. Our preference is to negotiate a resolution of the issues in dispute out of court, but when necessary, Herschel and Erin have effectively litigated at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal. We have expertise in complex parenting disputes as well the nuances of drafting and negotiating marriage and cohabitation agreements.

Effective Dispute Resolution

Herschel's experience as a mediator and arbitrator has honed his advocacy skills. Having the perspective of an adjudicator, gives Herschel the ability to quickly and efficiently highlight the critical issues in dispute and communicate them in the most persuasive way possible. As an arbitrator, Herschel has learned the importance of honing in on the key issues in dispute and how to frame those in the most persuasive manner possible.

Navigating Human Dynamics

Erin comes to family law having first achieved a Masters in Social Work. This foundation has given her a broad insight and skill set in navigating the human dynamics within conflict resolution and a keen sensitivity in parenting issues. Both Herschel and Erin adopt a practical and results focused approach to cases that is tailored to the needs and instructions of the client they work with.

Herschel Fogelman, family lawyer and mediator, Toronto

Herschel Fogelman

Herschel Fogelman is the principal of Fogelman Law. After almost two decades with a prestigious Bay Street firm, Herschel started his own practice focusing solely on family law. His approach is to find a negotiated settlement to his clients' problems, but he recognizes that not all problems can be solved through negotiation. When necessary, Herschel is an experienced litigator with success at all levels of court including the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Herschel’s thoughtful, discreet and creative approach to solving family law disputes has earned him the respect of his peers as demonstrated by the fact that he is one of Ontario’s most relied upon family law mediators and arbitrators. He successfully mediates hundreds of disputes every year and is frequently called upon by other members of the Family Law Bar to assist in solving difficult problems. Herschel recently developed a model for private case management allowing counsel and their clients’ speedy and efficient management and dispute resolution.

Herschel has been named one of Canada’s Best Lawyers every year since the ranking was established in 1996 and is consistently ranked by Lexpert as a leading practitioner in Family Law. He is a frequent author and lecturer for such groups as Osgoode Hall Law School, the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association and various universities in Ontario.

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Erin Chaiton-Murray, family lawyer Toronto

Erin Chaiton-Murray

Erin is a Senior Associate at Fogelman Law. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2009. Erin received her B.A. (Hons.) from McMaster University in Health Studies and Gerontology in 2004, and graduated from the joint J.D./M.S.W. program at the University of Toronto in 2008. Before joining Fogelman Law, Erin summered, articled, and practiced family law with a well-known Toronto family law boutique and subsequently practiced family law with a prestigious Bay Street firm.

Erin capitalizes on her Masters of Social Work and family law experience to represent her clients' best interests. This foundation has given her a broad insight and skill set in navigating the human dynamics within conflict resolution and a keen sensitivity in parenting issues. Erin has experience drafting all forms of domestic contracts. She acts for clients in high conflict and complex support, property, and custody and access matters at all levels of court, in negotiation and in mediation and arbitration. Erin has co-authored numerous papers, articles, and a book chapter (part of Evidence in Family Law), and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Advocates’ Society.

During law school, Erin was actively involved in the student legal clinic, Downtown Legal Services in the Family Law Division as a caseworker and an executive board member. Erin has also volunteered in community work with Camp Oochigeas, and as a Board member of the Creative Preschool of East Toronto. Erin completed her Social Work practicums at The Hospital for Sick Children and the Office of the Children's Lawyer.

Erin has three children, and enjoys running and travelling in her spare time.

Carolina Paterson, family lawyer Toronto

Carolina Paterson

Carolina is an associate with Fogelman Law. Before joining the firm, Carolina practiced and articled at a prominent family law firm in Toronto. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2016.

Carolina graduated from York University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Political Science and went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Political Science in 2010. Upon the completion of her graduate studies, Carolina obtained her law degree from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2015, where she was named the Dean’s Fellow. She undertook her Social Justice Fellowship with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic in 2014. While attending law school, Carolina became involved in the Family Law Project with Pro Bono Students Canada, and has assisted low-income clients in a variety of matters with the Legal Assistance of Windsor. She also clerked for the Honourable Justice Barry Tobin of the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor.

Carolina has a keen interest in mediation and negotiation and to further her studies, she attended the executive education program on Mediation and Negotiation at Harvard Law School in 2013.

Carolina is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society. In her downtime, Carolina is a marathoner and tri-sport enthusiast.

Articles

Jun 28, 2017

Fogelman builds thoughtful touches into family law practice

In his new firm, Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman has created the conditions for what he feels will make for successful mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Fogelman Law, a boutique Toronto family law practice he founded in September, is the latest, and most significant, development in his long-term vision for his mediation-arbitration practice, which continues to grow.

“Family law is well-suited to mediation-arbitration,” Fogelman tells AdvocateDaily.com.

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Jun 27, 2017

Chaiton-Murray takes practical, resolution-focused approach to family law

Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray is enjoying the balance between independence and support in her most recent role as senior associate at Fogelman Law. She has been with the boutique Toronto family law firm since principal Herschel Fogelman founded it in September 2016.

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Jun 02, 2016

Mediation, arbitration involve distinct skills, techniques

Debate over the ability and for there to be real or apprehended bias for the same person to mediate and arbitrate a case stems from a misconception of the duties and roles involved, says Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman.

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Jun 02, 2016

False allegations used to gain 'tactical advantage' in divorce

False accusations of various types, including assault in divorce and custody cases, can drive up court costs and — even if dismissed — make it difficult to reach a negotiated settlement, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray.

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Mar 29, 2016

Chaiton-Murray helps divorcing spouses find fair solutions

Resolving conflicts when families are finding a new normal is the driving force for Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray.

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Feb 29, 2016

Judges give nod to family law case management service

Judges in family law courts are expressing approval of a unique case management service launched last year by Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman.

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Dec 29, 2015

Full disclosure essential for court to do its job

Separating couples who fail to fully disclose their financial assets to each other could end up paying a steeper price, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray.

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Dec 29, 2016

Marriage contracts force couples to have big talk

Marriage contracts can be useful to different types of couples, not only parties with significant assets, and should be discussed well in advance of a wedding date, Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray tells AdvocateDaily.com.

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Oct 02, 2015

Fogelman to speak at Conduct of the Family Law Motion event

Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman will be part of the faculty at this year’s Conduct of the Family Law Motion event on Oct. 2, a joint presentation by The Advocates’ Society and The Law Society of Upper Canada.

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Jul 07, 2015

Travel details, costs should be in cross-border agreements

As work and lifestyle arrangements become more fluid, so do family dynamics for separated couples and their children, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray.

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Jun 13, 2015

Lexpert Ranked 2015

Herschel Fogelman has again been ranked as Consistently Recommended in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Herschel has been named a Best Family Lawyer in Canada every year since the Best Lawyer rankings began, and is known for his ability to handle complex and sensitive family law matters.

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Jun 10, 2015

Move away from highly charged language welcome

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision confirming trial judges do not have to make a finding of custody when asked, as it promotes an adversarial approach, is in line with long-held views across the family law bar, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray.

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Jun 07, 2015

Follow your instinct when it comes to assessing capacity

Elderly clients often have specific needs that merit special consideration, and in these cases, it is essential to ensure the client is capable of giving and receiving instructions, Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman recently told participants of a Law Society of Upper Canada program.

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Apr 06, 2015

Private Case Management

Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman, partner with Basman Smith LLP, announces a unique new Private Case Management service that streamlines the process.

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Jul 07, 2015

Rule refresher should be part of family lawyers' trial prep

While the majority of family law cases do not make it to the trial stage, the importance of knowing the rules of evidence should not be overlooked, Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray tells Law Times.

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Mar 25, 2015

Family law case management service saves time, cuts costs

Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman is launching a unique private case management service that’s poised to save time and money for parties in family law proceedings.

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Mar 16, 2015

Departure from guidelines OK in certain circumstances

An Ontario court has dismissed an appeal from a father of three who argued material changes in circumstances justified relief from his child support obligations under a special agreement, says Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman.

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Mar 11, 2015

Time is a key factor in child abduction cases

When it comes to parental abduction cases involving the Hague Convention, time is a crucial factor for several reasons, Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray writes in Lawyers Weekly.

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Jan 23, 2015

Disputes over reimbursement of wedding gifts common in family law

The case of an Iranian family in Ottawa requesting reimbursement of wedding gifts and costs from their son’s former wife is not surprising, says Toronto family lawyer Herschel Fogelman.

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Fogelman Family Lawyers, Toronto

Our discreet and experienced team of family law professionals are able to assist you in all aspects of your family law matter.

Fogelman Law PC
146 Davenport Road,Toronto, ON M5R 1J2
Tel/Fax (416) 800 8794
info@fogelmanlaw.ca

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walking distance from Rosedale, Bay or Bloor-Yonge Stations
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Bay Street bus to and from Union Station stops a block away from our office; The Avenue Road Express bus stops just South of Davenport
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ample metered parking on Davenport Road and two Green Ps nearby

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