“Family law has a very broad reach. There is perhaps no single area of law that touches as many people. The quality or adequacy of a family’s encounter with the justice system can shape their lives and influence their wellbeing for the long term.”

Final Report of the National Family Justice Working Group

Experienced Family Law Lawyer

Since 2004, Amanda has been practicing law exclusively in the areas of family law and child protection. Amanda articled in the family group at a prominent downtown law firm and then moved to one of Toronto’s premiere boutique family law firms to develop her litigation, negotiation and advocacy skills working with Toronto’s top family law and child protection lawyers. In 2010, Amanda started her own practice as a sole practitioner.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Education and her Bachelor of Social Work at McGill University. While living in Montreal, she worked as a school social worker employed through Jewish Child and Family Services.


In 2000, Amanda left Montreal and moved back to Ontario to obtain her Bachelor of Law at the University of Western Ontario. Amanda’s background training in both education and social work have enabled her to provide unique and highly specialised services to families struggling with child related issues.

Amanda is a valued and respected member of the family law bar as a result of her extensive experience in all aspects of family law, children’s rights, child advocacy and child welfare cases. Amanda actively participates in the resolution of complex, high conflict matters involving all aspects of family law in Ontario and she possesses a keen sensitivity to client needs and an ability to provide support for clients during this difficult time in their lives.

Amanda has experience in all levels of court and in matters involving ongoing litigation. She is an aggressive and effective litigator and trial advocate when it is required.

Amanda is a member of the Family Lawyer Association of Ontario, Legal Aid Ontario Family Law and Child Protection Panels, she was a former Faculty Member for Annual Justice for Children and Youth Conference and she is an ongoing speaker for the Mandatory Information Programs offered through 393 Mediate at 393 University Avenue in Toronto.

Plan of Action

During the initial consultation, I will go through the specific facts of your case and offer you a variety of possible legal avenues to move your matter forward. I will explain how Ontario family law applies to you. We will then, together, decide on a strategy that best suits your family’s needs. You will have the opportunity to ask me all the questions you have in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment. At the end of our meeting you will have the ability to determine if I am the best family lawyer for you. If you decide to retain me, I will begin working for you immediately as much of the work of a divorce lawyer or children protection lawyer is time sensitive.

Moving Forward

I provide my clients with a supportive and professional working environment. I am committed to obtaining the best result for you and your family. I am easily accessible by telephone or email and I will keep you apprised at all stages of the legal process. I will be flexible with my schedule to meet your needs if evening or weekend appointments are necessary.

My work and billings are fully transparent to my clients. Clients receive a copy of all work completed on their files and I welcome you to come in and discuss any step of the process with me. I am determined to work with you to ensure that your family law matter is resolved in an effective and cost efficient manner. Because my practice is focused exclusively in the area of family law and child protection, you can certainly expect me to have an advanced knowledge in all areas of family law to successfully meet your needs.

Divorce and family law lawyer serving Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oshawa and Newmarket.
Call or email for a free consultation. Contact Amanda directly by email at amanda@taerkfamilylaw.com
or by telephone 416-755-9910 for her fee structure.

Amanda Taerk

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Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.” –Jennifer Weiner, Fly Away Home