"I find resolving family conflicts is very rewarding because it has a direct impact on helping children, parents and spouses move on towards a better future."

ERICA LIEN Associate, B.A., LL.B.

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Associate, B.A., LL.B.

Erica has been practising family law since 2003 and has experience with collaborative family law, mediation, and litigation. She primarily represents clients who have legal needs with custody, access, child/spousal support and property division. Erica also handles extensive financial and property matters from simple to complex matrimonial issues.

Erica has significant experience successfully representing numerous clients in the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice, and also recognizes the substantial benefits of resolving family conflict through collaborative family law as an alternative to court.

Our clients like working with Erica because she always remains sensitive to their finances by using cost-effective strategies when negotiating resolutions and resolving disputes. She finds that family law affects most people in our society, so she feels it’s her duty to help families resolve disputes and move forward into new beginnings. She feels privileged of having the opportunity to make such a positive impact on so many families.

On her spare time, Erica enjoys cultural and community entertainment with her husband and two children.



Feb 25, 2015

Erica Lien was my family lawyer and I was impressed by her knowledge, honesty, professionalism and advice while conscientious of legal costs. I valued Erica's advice and help during this difficult...period. She responded to inquiries in a timely manner and found her to be resolution focused. I also found Erica's assistant and law clerk professional, competent and friendly. Overall I had a very positive experience and am grateful for Erica's assistance.


Feb 20, 2015

I vote for Stanchieri Family Law because their understanding of the clients' position. My family lawyer is Erica, she is very efficient, have a heart and understand my position and try...different ways to minimize my legal fees while archieving the best results. She will reply to questions quickly and regardless whether she was on vacation or not.


Feb 16, 2015

I voted for Stanchieri Family Law because I had a very positive experience working with them. Specifically, Erica Lien was a helpful and knowledgeable lawyer who assisted me in navigating a...complicated family situation. I found her and her colleagues to be efficient, thorough and professional, and would highly recommend the firm to anyone in need of legal services related to family law.


Feb 16, 2015

I have referred clients to Erica Lien and she is knowledgeable and very professional.

Excellent Value for the Money

Feb 09, 2015

Erica Lien was thorough, professional, and very responsive. She was unemotional but empathetic which is, I think, required during the process of drawing up a separation agreement. She respected my time...and money by ensuring that I focused on what was important - the value for money was excellent.

Knowledgeable, Caring and Considerate

Nov 07, 2014

Erica was very knowledgeable, caring and considerate through the whole process. It was a difficult time for my family and I but she gave me enough understanding and advise to make...the right choices. I am relieved and thankful to have her as my lawyer.

What is a Separation Date?

By Erica Lien

How does the court determine the date of separation between spouses? Under the Divorce Act, spouses are deemed to have lived separate and apart during any period that they lived...Read More +

Parental Alienation in Family Law

By Erica Lien

In high conflict separations where the parents cannot effectively cooperate and communicate to resolve their custody and access issues, joint custody is not a realistic option. The family law courts are...Read More +