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


I have multiple years of experience in family law. Prior to working exclusively in family law, my career began at a worldly prominent law firm, Baker Mckenzie LLP, where I gained valuable experience in significant financial and business transactions. Before establishing my own legal practice, I respectively worked at McInnis & Nicoll, and Mahdi Leite Family Law LPP.

My clients and colleagues describe me as a devoted and enthusiastic advocate. I am dedicated to representing clients and ensuring that they fully comprehend and assert their legal rights in every case. I strive to obtain the most positive outcomes for my clients while keeping costs to a minimum. I am proficient in handling various family law matters, including children and parenting issues, child support, spousal support, and complex property division that involves business interests.

I also provide guidance to clients on marriage and cohabitation agreements, which range from basic to intricate contracts with corporate and trust components.

Although I encourage clients to seek alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration, and settlement discussions, I will not hesitate to proceed with court action if it is in my clients’ best interests.

I bring an international legal background to my practice, having earned my Bachelor of Law from CUPL (China University of Political Science), a Master of Law in public international law from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a Master of Law from the University of Toronto. I am fluent in Mandarin and therefore also serve these communities as well.

When I am not busy in the courtroom, I love to cook, and travel. I also enjoy photography and painting.

“I take great satisfaction in supporting clients who may be experiencing the most challenging period in their lives, helping them attain stability and autonomy as they embark on a fresh chapter.”

I have extensive courtroom experience gained from attending the following courts on a regular basis:

  • Superior Court of Justice (Toronto – 393 University Avenue)
  • Ontario Court of Justice (Toronto – 311 Jarvis Street)
  • Ontario Court of Justice (North York – 47 Sheppard Avenue East)
  • Superior Court of Justice (Brampton – 7755 Hurontario Street)
  • Ontario Court of Justice (Brampton – 7755 Hurontario Street)
  • Family Court of the Superior Court of Justice (Newmarket- 50 Eagle Street West)
  • Family Court of the Superior Court of Justice (Oshawa – 33 King Street West)”
Languages:  English and Mandarin

Academic Accomplishments:

  • Master of Law (LLM) – University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Master of Public International Law (LLM) – Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherland
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)- China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China
  • 2015 Baker Mckenzie Scholarship
  • 2013 Oxford University Price Media Law International Moot Court Competition Quarter Finalist

Community Involvement:

  • Community Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Family Lawyers Association
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts


  • Uncontested and contested divorce application
  • Separation agreement
  • Prenuptial agreement and post-nuptial agreement, cohabitation agreement, marriage contract
  • Litigation and court proceedings
  • Decision-making responsibility, parenting plan, custody, access, supervised access, relocation orders, parental abduction
  • Domestic violence, restraining order
  • Child support, spousal support, support entitlement
  • Property ownership dispute, including real estate, investment property, pre-construction properties, trust interest, constructive and resulting trust claims, etc
  • Property division, equalization payment
  • Income imputation
  • Lifestyle analysis
  • Freezing orders, certificate of pending litigation
  • Partition and sale, exclusive possession, eviction orders
  • Unmarried/common law couples
  • Same-sex couples
  • Independent legal advice or ILA
  • Adoption matters