Erin Chaiton-Murray

Erin Chaiton-Murray
Fogelman Law

Erin Chaiton-Murray, a partner with the Toronto firm Fogelman Law, focuses on family law.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in health studies and gerontology from McMaster University in 2004, before earning her joint Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Toronto in 2008. Ms. Chaiton-Murray was called to the Ontario bar in 2009.

Before joining Fogelman Law, Ms. Chaiton-Murray summered, articled, and practised family law with a Toronto family law boutique and later with a Bay Street firm.

She drafts all forms of domestic contracts, and acts for clients in support, property, and custody and access matters. She has co-authored numerous papers and articles, as well as a chapter in Evidence in Family Law

During law school, Ms. Chaiton-Murray was an executive board member and student caseworker for Downtown Legal Services, a community legal clinic and clinical education program in the family law division of the University of Toronto.

In addition, Ms. Chaiton-Murray completed social work practicums at The Hospital for Sick Children and the Office of the Children's Lawyer.

She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Erin Chaiton-Murray In The News
Keep children out of the middle of a divorce

One of the toughest challenges facing parents as their relationships crumble is to keep their children out of the crossfire, says Toronto family lawyer  Erin Chaiton-Murray . Read more

Home is where the heart was: when to sell the matrimonial home

Separating spouses must often set aside emotional attachments and consider what they can afford when deciding whether to keep or sell the matrimonial home, says Toronto family lawyer  Erin Chaiton-Murray . Read more

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 . Read more

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 . Read more

Self-rep study highlights balance between efficiency, fairness

A new study that suggests those who go to court without a lawyer can be handicapped by the process highlights a different aspect to an ongoing problem, says Toronto family lawyer  Erin Chaiton-Murray . Read more

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 . Read more

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  AdvocateD .  Watch video Read more

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. Read more

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 . Read more

Move away from highly charged language welcome: Chaiton-Murray

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 . Read more

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. Read more

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