Paul D. Slan
Senior Lawyer & Director of Professional Development
If you want experience on your side, Paul is your man. He has been practicing family law since 1977. Besides his L.L.B, he earned an Honours B.A. in Political Science and Economics. He is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association and has been an instructor of a Bar Admission Course in family law. Are you impressed yet? Well, if that doesn’t do it, maybe this will: He has been a Dispute Resolution Officer with the Superior Court of Justice, he is also a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator. (In other words, he knows what he’s doing!)
If that isn’t enough for you (which seems impossible), Paul has also been a panel lawyer representing children for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. His reverence for children is expressed at home, too, as the father of three children and also the grandfather of three.
Paul’s professional life may sound busy enough, but he doesn’t believe in slowing down or resting on his laurels. He’s a marathon runner who has run in Toronto, Ottawa, and Las Vegas. Next year, he will run in the famed New York Marathon and is looking forward to hearing the cheering crowds that turn up for it. He trains for 18 weeks for these runs and gets motivation from the great group at the Running Room. Paul is also a bicyclist who actually enjoys working out at the gym. What’s on his “bucket list”? Qualifying to run in the Boston Marathon this time. (How’s that for a “grandfather”?)
When people talk about Paul’s skills as a family lawyer, they say he gets directly to the issues and deals with them efficiently. Now, that’s the kind of person you want representing you
Kiriakou v. Pentzos, May 10, 2021 ONCA (Unreported) – Successfully secured order for security of costs pending appeal.
Kiriakou v. Pentzos, 2020 ONSC 227 – Successful defence against the property claims of a common law spouse based upon resulting trust and unjust enrichment.
Rivas v. Milionis, 2018 ONCA 845 (CanLII) – Appeal from an order for summary judgment in a family matter determining whether funds provided by parents to their daughter and her husband constituted a mortgage loan or a gift.
Cosentino v. Cosentino, 2015 ONSC 271 (CanLII) – Matter to determine payment of retroactive spousal support and the division of net family property.
Kim v. Kim, 2012 ONSC 4514 – A mobility dispute between parents of a young child, in which the father sought an order directing that the child reside primarily with him after the mother moved to a town approximately an hour away.
Wilcox v. Wilcox, 2003 CanLII 2272 (ON SC) – Matter to determine an appropriate variation in spousal support obligations based on a material change in circumstance.
Segal v. Qu, 2001 CanLII 28201 (ON SC) – Petition for divorce with claims of spousal support, child support and general damages for physical/emotional abuse.
Lees v. Lees, 2000 CanLII 22580 (ON SC) – Matter dealt with the validity and enforceability of a previous separation agreement that excluded future claims for spousal support.
Kraft v. Kraft, 1999 CanLII 3732 (ON CA) – Appeal granted to determine an appropriate equalization payment.
Morgan v. Wood, 1996 CanLII 10195 (ON CJ) – Matter dealt with child custody and jurisdictional issues related to the relocation of one parent.