Called to the Bar in 1993, Cynthia is highly respected, ethical and principled.
Trained in Collaborative Practice, Cynthia is dedicated, wherever possible, to using the collaborative model to help her clients achieve a fair resolution in a timely manner. While focused on the big picture in order to reach a conclusion that allows her clients to move on with their lives, Cynthia pays careful attention to the law and to the details that are important to her clients, ensuring that their views are heard and respected.
Cynthia believes that most families don’t need to go to Court and, using the Collaborative Practice Model, can successfully achieve fair and satisfactory results in a cost-effective manner that is faster and less stressful than going to court. When court proceedings cannot be avoided, Cynthia advocates for her clients in a manner that focuses on effectively working towards a resolution.
Known in the Family Law Bar for being a strong advocate, Cynthia is efficient, knowledgeable and compassionate. She is competent in all issues that arise when spouses separate and is also able to advocate effectively when Marriage (“pre-nup”) Contracts or Co-habitation Agreements need to be prepared.
With over 25 years of experience, Cynthia has also developed an expertise in complex family law jurisdictional issues, particularly in the area of child abduction by a parent and the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.
A component of Cynthia’s practice involves all matters relating to estate litigation, will contestation and power of attorney review and court challenges.
In addition to her busy legal practice, Cynthia is the current Secretary of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario, was past Co-chair of the Family Lawyers Association of Ontario, mentors many young lawyers and supports continuing legal education, including presenting at various events.
- Family Law
- Estate Litigation
- LL.B. (University of Western Ontario)
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Collaborative Practice Toronto, Member
- Family Lawyers Association, Member, Past Co-Chair
- Women’s Law Association of Ontario, Secretary – Board of Directors
- Granite Club, Toronto, Senior Member
“Ms. Mancia, your integrity, tact, and expertise provided me the confidence I needed to stand up and fight for what is right. I felt safe and protected in my decision making. It is because of your experience and knowledge that we resolved this case with prioritizing my child’s best interests. You truly are great at what you do. All our documents were detailed and thoughtfully prepared. I felt respected and heard throughout this whole process. In the end we were fighting for what was best for my child and we did not lose sight of that. Thank you.”
“Thanks again for all your help. I so appreciate how you have helped turn things around for me.”
“Thank you for all your support during these last few months, Cynthia. I am endorsing both you and Chappell Partners to all my friends. Your calm, professional manner made such a difference in a potentially difficult situation. Thank you.