Esther Lenkinski
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416-924-1970 ext 23

416-324-1204

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PRACTICE

Esther L. Lenkinski has been practicing family law and estates litigation exclusively for more than 40 years. She has developed a formidable reputation for taking on new cases or issues that push the boundaries of the law. She also acts as mediator and arbitrator for family law disputes. She is a Certified Specialist in family law and has been named a 'Lawyer's Lawyer' by the Canadian Lawyer. She frequently appears as a panelist and lecturer at various legal education programs in family law and is one of five co-authors of “Ontario Family Law Practice”, which has been referred to by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as the “bible”.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Ontario, 1975

EDUCATION
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., 1975
  • University of Toronto, Hon. B.A., 1970
  • Harvard Mediation Program, 1998
PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Esther is a member of The Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Advocates' Society. She was the former Head of the Advocates’ Society family law section and is an active member and Past President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is a former member of the executive of the Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

PUBLICATIONS
  • Ontario Family Law Practice, 2002 to present
    David M. Steinberg, Craig Perkins, Esther L. Lenkinski and Andrew James. LexisNexis Canada Inc.
  • 34 Days, Two Experts and an Overnight: a Critique of M v F, 2013 ONSC 6089 and M. v. F., 2015 ONCA 277 Shawn Richard and Esther Lenkinski. 5th Annual Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Child and Spousal Support, October 5, 2015.
  • The Availability of Trust Income for Child Support
    Esther Lenkinski and Alexandra Carr, Money and Family Law, July 2015
  • The Value of Date of Marriage Debt: Zavarella v. Zavarella, 2013 ONCA 720
    Shawn Richard and Esther Lenkinski. 3rd Annual Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Property and Equalization, April 14, 2014
  • Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Family (2014 Reissue) 
    Esther Lenkinski and Alexandra Carr, LexisNexis Canada
  • Canada Q&A, Practical Law Family Multi-jurisdictional Guide (in association with European Lawyer)
    Esther Lenkinski and Alexandra Carr
  • Legal Bullying: Abusive Litigation within Family Law Proceedings
    Esther Lenkinski, Barbara Orser and Alana Schwartz, (2004) 22 C.F.L.Q. 337
  • Child Support - Factoring In the Older Child, the III Child and the Child Who Can’t Withdraw, 2004
  • Operation Update 2003, published by Ontario Bar Association, 2003
  • Preservation Orders and Mareva Injunctions 2002, Co-author published by Ontario Bar Association, 2002
  • Family and Estate Law Issues for the Power of Attorney 2002, Co-author published by The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2002
  • For The Record: Leading Family Law Decisions for 2001 published by the Ontario Bar Association, 2001
  • New Trends In Child Support Or How I Learned To Ignore The Tables And Love the Law, published by Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 2001
  • Pensions, The Six-Minute Lawyer, published by Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 2000
  • Arbitration in Estates, published by the Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 1995
  • The Arbitration Process in Family Law, published by The Advocates Society, 1994
  • Circumventing the Family Law Act1993
  • Guarantees, published by Insight Seminars, 1988
  • Pitfalls in The Family Law Act after One Year, published by Insight, 1987
  • Practical Guide to the Family Law Act1986, Carswell
  • The Equalizer, The Family Law Act, published by Insight, 1985
  • Presenter, Cambridge Forums, “Roll the Dice: Who’s Going to Pay”, November 19, 2019
  • Federation of Law Societies of Canada, St. John’s, Newfoundland, “Complexities, Realities and the Role of Family Lawyers in Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence and other Forms of Family Violence", July 12, 2016
  • Presenter, Osgoode Hall Law School, 3rd Annual Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Property and Equalization, April 2014
  • Presenter, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Family Law presentation, 2011
  • Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Operation Update”, 2010
  • Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “What’s So Hard about Spousal Support”, 2010
  • Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Conduct of the Family Law Trial”, 2009
  • Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Remedies for Unfair Tactics in Family Law”, 2008
  • Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Constructive and Resulting Trust”, 2007
  • Presenter, CLE Family Law Summit, 2007
  • Presenter, Law Society of Upper Canada, “Child Support and Shared Custody”, 2004
  • Presenter, Law Society of Upper Canada, “Factoring in the Older Child, the III child, The Child Who Can’t Withdraw”, 2001
  • Presenter, The Canadian Institute, “Tactics and Strategy on Examinations and Motions in Matrimonial Cases”, 2002
  • Presenter, The Law Society of Upper Canada, “Dealing With Family Law Issues in the Context of Incapacity”, 2002
  • Reviewer of Articles for Canadian Journal of Family Law
  • Presenter, Ontario Bar Association, “Operation Update 2001”
  • Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, “New Trends and Protective Strategies in Family Law Constructive Trust Cases”, 2001
  • Occasional Lecturer, Queens Law School, Trial Advocacy, 2001
  • Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, “New Trends in Child Support or How I Learned to Ignore the Tables and Love the Law”, 2001
  • Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, “Bulls, Bears and Family Law”, 2000
  • Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, The Six-Minute Family Lawyer, “Double-Dipping and Pensions”, 2000
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Toronto, Ontario

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