Elinor Shinehoft

Elinor Shinehoft
Shinehoft Law
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Family, Personal Injury

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

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

Getting to yes: best options for dealing with childcare expenses

Separating couples are better off negotiating an agreement to deal with childcare expenses rather than relying on a court, Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft tells AdvocateDaily . com. Read more

Cohabitation agreements make asset division, support easier upon split

Common-law couples could make their lives easier by drafting up simple cohabitation agreements, which Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft calls an incredibly underutilized tool. Read more

Language matters: positive changes in family law legislation

Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft would like to see Ontario follow Nova Scotia’s lead and replace language such as “access” and “visiting privileges” in its family law legislation with more modern phrasing. Read more

B.C. court awards damages to accident victim for surrogacy costs

A British Columbia court’s decision to award damages to an accident victim to help cover the future cost of surrogacy could well mark a new direction for personal injury law in Canada, says Toronto lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

Challenges in personal injury law weeding out smaller firms

Challenges in the field of personal injury law are making it increasingly difficult for smaller firms to take on cases, leaving more injured people unrepresented, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Elinor Shinehoft. Read more

Increased use of paralegals in family law raises questions

TORONTO — A report on streamlining and expanding family courts in Ontario suggests specialized paralegals should be allowed to provide certain services to help increase access to justice in the system. Read more

Collaborative law can diffuse volatile family law cases

Collaborative law can be an effective way to handle high-conflict cases of separation and divorce, including those involving domestic violence and substance abuse, says Toronto family lawyer Elinor Shinehoft . Read more

Relaxed experience, multilingual service at Shinehoft Law

What started out as a career in personal injury law is now just as focused on serving family law clients for Toronto lawyer Elinor Shinehoft . Read more