Elinor Shinehoft

Elinor Shinehoft
FIRM:
Shinehoft Law
POSITION:
Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Family, Personal Injury
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Elinor Shinehoft, principal of the Toronto firm Elinor Shinehoft, Barrister & Solicitor, focuses on family and personal injury law.

After graduating with high distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern studies and archeology from the University of Toronto in 1997, Ms. Shinehoft went on to receive her Juris Doctorate law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2001. She later earned a post-graduate certificate in human resources management from Sheridan College.

Ms. Shinehoft was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.

As a family and personal injury lawyer, Ms. Shinehoft handles domestic contracts, divorce, legal separation, child support and custody, spousal support, property division, collaborative law, and personal injury law matters. She has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.

Fluent in Romanian and conversant in French and Hebrew, Ms. Shinehoft is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Family Lawyers Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, and the Women´s Law Association of Ontario.

Elinor Shinehoft Posts

Being unco-operative in court can be costly: Shinehoft

A man who was ordered to pay his ex-wife almost $500,000 in court costs for being “unreasonable” during divorce proceedings should serve as a warning to others, says Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

Conscientiousness rewarded in recent case

Applications to pass accounts and be compensated for acting as power of attorney can win the court’s approval — and even its praise — if everything is done properly, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

Detailed will can reduce disputes between heirs

The more detail a testator can put into a will, the better, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

The earlier the better to quit executor role

The sooner the executor of an estate realizes that they don’t want to fill the role, the better, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Non-disclosure case sends mixed messages: Shinehoft

Failure to disclose assets in a family matter does not always lead to a separation agreement being set aside, Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

SCC rules on importance of irrevocable beneficiary designation

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) case shows the importance of an irrevocable beneficiary designation for spouses hoping to secure support payments using life insurance, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

What you should know about powers of attorney for personal care

In the final instalment of a two-part series on powers of attorney, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft discusses POAs for personal care. Read more

What you should know about powers of attorney for property

In this first instalment of a two-part series on powers of attorney, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft discusses POAs for property. Read more

Looking out for pets amid divorce and estate planning

It’s only a matter of time before society's popular opinion changes the law that relegates pets as property, predicts Toronto lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

Tips for estate planning across borders

People should update their wills and powers of attorney if they move to another province or country, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

Married vs. common-law rights in estate matters

Married couples and those in common-law relationships are generally treated the same in estates matters, but there are a couple of key differences that can have a financial impact on a surviving spouse, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

POA beats DNR tattoo across chest: Shinehoft

Communicating one’s wishes for end-of-life care is essential to ensure they’re honoured, but there’s still no guarantee that family members and doctors will be aware of a patient’s request, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Grandparents’ rights can be double-edged sword: Shinehoft

Grandparents who receive access to their grandchildren through the courts, thanks to changes in legislation, could be at risk of one day having to make a financial commitment as well, says Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

Estate planning discussions prudent before an emergency

It can be one of the toughest subjects to talk about, but discussing estate planning is important for families to ensure final wishes are honoured, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Elinor Shinehoft . Read more

Collaborative settlement reduces negative impact on children

Parents who are divorcing can seek a meaningful settlement through alternatives to the adversarial court system and reduce the stress on family members, including children, says Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more