Despite the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, TCZ Law remains open and dedicated to providing an outstanding service to all clients. While you may have previously preferred to deliver your information and meet with us in-person at our office, we recommend other alternatives, such as scheduling a phone call or video conference to substitute for face-to-face meetings, and emailing us your personal information at your convenience.


Eric Tianchuan Zhao and his team specialize in family law, providing services for marriage contracts and separation agreements, as well as all litigation and non-litigation matters related to divorce and separation

Domestic Contract

We will always provide the draft of the domestic contract, whether it be a separation agreement, or a marriage contract, within 5 business days upon receiving the needed information from our clients.


At TCZ Law we believe no call should ever go unanswered. We commit to responding to your phone call or email within 24 hours if it is received out of our 9:30AM-5:30PM business hours.

Authorized and Regulated

Authorized and regulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada

TCZ Family Law

Family Law Firm Toronto

Our services include a wide range of family law matters, including divorce, separation, domestic agreements, spousal support, child support, prenuptial agreements, and more. We understand that family law issues can be emotionally and financially draining, which is why we strive to provide practical solutions and effective representation to help our clients move forward with their lives.

At TCZ Law, Toronto’s family lawyer Eric believes that every client is unique, and we work closely with each individual to understand their specific needs and goals. We take a client-centered approach to all of our cases, tailoring our strategies to meet the unique circumstances of each situation.

Our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients, whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. We are committed to providing exceptional legal services with the utmost professionalism and discretion.


Divorce and Separation

Divorce and separation can be one of the most challenging experiences of your life, but you don't have to go through it alone. At TCZ Family Law, our skilled and compassionate divorce lawyers are here to provide the guidance and support you need to achieve a fair and equitable settlement.


Custody and Access

When it comes to child custody and access, the stakes are high, and the legal process can be overwhelming. At TCZ Law, our experienced family lawyers are here to provide skilled representation and compassionate guidance to help you achieve a favorable outcome.


Marriage Contract

Before saying "I do", it's important to consider how you and your partner would divide assets and handle finances in the event of a divorce. At TCZ Law, our skilled lawyers can help you draft a prenuptial agreement or marriage contract that protects your interests and preserves your peace of mind.


Child Support and Spousal Support

Our team of knowledgeable family law attorneys can provide you with expert guidance and representation regarding child support and spousal support. We have extensive experience navigating the complex legal system surrounding support payments, and we can tailor our strategies to meet the unique needs and circumstances of your case.


TCZ Family Law provides professional and experienced assistance to clients in Toronto who are in need of a family lawyer. Family law covers a broad spectrum of issues that couples, children, and entire families may encounter. Although it is preferable to resolve family matters amicably outside of the courtroom, there are instances where going to court becomes necessary to achieve a fair resolution concerning finances, custody, divorce, and other related matters.


For all your legal needs related to family matters, our Toronto family lawyers are here to provide assistance. We fully understand the sensitive nature of issues involving spouses, children, and relatives, and approach them with compassion. Our services cover a wide range of family law matters, including child custody, child support, marriage contracts, and more. We also handle preventive measures such as prenuptial agreements and similar contracts.

Our team of family lawyers possesses extensive experience in various areas, including:


With our extensive experience spanning several decades, TCZ Family Law has acquired expert knowledge in handling cases at all court levels, ranging from the Ontario Court of Justice to the Supreme Court of Canada. 

This enables us to provide optimal legal representation and advice, regardless of the complexity or seriousness of your case. Additionally, our family lawyers are adept at resolving disputes through mediation and arbitration, as well as utilizing the innovative approach of “Collaborative Practice.” 

This approach allows couples to navigate challenging situations while minimizing the impact on their children.


At TCZ Family Law, we recognize the importance of providing compassionate and dedicated legal representation specifically for cases involving children. We understand the need to minimize stress and trauma in such situations. 

Our team of lawyers takes special care and employs effective strategies when handling these cases. We have a proven track record of advocating for the protection of children in various groundbreaking court decisions and cases.

If you require the assistance of a professional family lawyer in Toronto, we invite you to book a consultation or request further information by contacting us at 647-478-6560.


Both in court proceedings and during settlement discussions, it is crucial to assess the reasonableness of your position. If your stance falls outside the realm of what is considered reasonable, it may hinder progress. Your credibility can be compromised before a judge, and in settlement discussions, your opponent may dismiss your arguments. Family law cases often involve heightened emotions, which can cloud judgment. It is essential to discern which facts and issues hold significance and which do not. For instance, spousal infidelity may not impact child custody, while child abuse may not affect property matters. Confusing the importance of various aspects can prolong the process unnecessarily.

When engaging in negotiations or making decisions regarding litigation strategy, it is crucial to be aware of the potential outcomes and whether pursuing an alternative course of action could yield better results. Sometimes, there may be moral considerations that call for generosity, while in other cases, you may seek to secure a fair portion of assets from your spouse. Without consulting with a lawyer, it is difficult to ascertain whether you are truly receiving a favorable and sustainable agreement or whether there are opportunities for improvement or potential drawbacks.

The drafting of these contracts requires the involvement of a lawyer. It is crucial for the contract to be legally valid and enforceable in court if you intend to sign it. Unfortunately, family law contracts often face disregard from judges if both parties did not have legal representation. Judges tend to view with suspicion cases where one party sought legal advice solely to obtain an Independent Legal Advice (ILA) Certificate after only a few hours of consultation. To ensure that your contract is enforceable, it is advisable to engage lawyers who can provide guidance and assistance throughout the negotiation process.

Navigating the court process can be intricate and complex. Judges have certain expectations regarding courtroom procedures, and these expectations may extend beyond just the Family Law Rules. However, it is important to note that judges hold self-represented litigants to the same standards as they do lawyers. This can place individuals representing themselves at a disadvantage, as they may not have the same familiarity with court rules and procedures as legal professionals.

Family law lawyers encounter a wide range of cases and witness numerous resolutions applied to various situations, where the laws are thoughtfully applied. Due to their extensive experience, lawyers may have innovative ideas to resolve both the case itself and address their client's specific challenges in ways that the involved parties may not have considered. Additionally, lawyers can help ensure that any unconventional resolutions are duly recognized and enforced by the courts, safeguarding their clients' interests.

Lawyers possess expertise in negotiation skills, making them effective professional negotiators. Unlike representing large businesses or corporations, family lawyers understand the significance of managing costs in the legal process. They employ strategic approaches to secure the most favorable resolution for their clients while keeping expenses to a minimum. By utilizing their knowledge and skills, family lawyers help facilitate efficient and cost-effective case settlements.

Experiencing a relationship breakdown can significantly disrupt your life. Dealing with court proceedings or engaging in settlement negotiations often demands a tremendous amount of time and energy. Moreover, while managing these legal matters, it can be challenging to let go of the emotional baggage associated with your past relationship. By enlisting the help of a family lawyer, you can offload the burdensome work and emotional aspects of the process. This allows you to shift your focus towards the future, enabling you to plan ahead and embrace new opportunities, rather than dwelling on the past.

Having professional support is essential. The Children's Aid Society is backed by a team of professionals including lawyers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, and more, who work in their best interest. In turn, it is crucial for you to have a child protection professional on your side. A child protection lawyer not only acts as your advocate in court but can also assist in connecting you with other relevant professionals in the field. Their expertise and guidance can help ensure you receive the most favorable outcome for your situation.

In contrast to what is often depicted on television, family court judges heavily rely on the documentation submitted by the involved parties to make informed decisions. Unless during a trial, you do not have the opportunity to directly present your story to the judge. The judge's understanding is primarily shaped by correctly filling out the appropriate court forms, serving them to the other party, and timely filing them with the court. Lawyers undergo training not only on accurately completing these forms but also on persuasive writing techniques. This ensures that the judge develops a sense of empathy and understanding towards their client even before the client steps foot into the courtroom.

In Canada, the principle of costs follows the event, which means that the losing party in a lawsuit may be required to cover some or all of the winner's lawyer's fees. If you initiate legal action without proper knowledge and representation, resulting in an unfavorable outcome, the court may order you to pay the other party's legal expenses. In such cases, not seeking the assistance of a lawyer does not save you money, while the opposing party, who had legal representation, can potentially save a significant amount.