Briar Downey is a Toronto family lawyer. Briar has significant experience in children’s issues and parenting plans. She came to us after nearly a decade as in-house Children’s Aid Society counsel. She is also well-versed in support and property issues, having started her career with the family law group at a prominent downtown Toronto law firm. Briar works with many clients who are professionals.
As CAS counsel for nearly 10 years, Briar has spent over 2500 hours in court. She learned that, in most cases, the court is not the best option for families.
Briar’s preference is to work with clients who want to negotiate a separation agreement or parenting plan. Briar is certified in Collaborative Practice, an out-of-court resolution process for separating and divorcing couples that is client-driven and emphasizes open communication, respect, and full financial disclosure.
Briar Downey Toronto Family Legal Services
- Legal advice
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Help with restraining orders (when it involves children)
- Property division
- Family property issues
- Spousal support
- Help with common law disputes
- Separation agreements
- Marriage agreements
- Custody agreements
Limited Scope Services In Toronto
She also offers Limited Scope Services, also known as “unbundled” legal services. Under a limited scope retainer, a lawyer provides services for part, but not all, of a client’s legal matter – as agreed between the lawyer and client. Briar can provide independent legal advice on a separation agreement, draft an agreement after mediation or assist a client with preparing their financial statement and financial disclosure.
Each case needs an individual approach, and Briar empowers her clients to make decisions that feel right for them, keeping things as simple as possible along the way.
Briar Downey Toronto Law Firm
Briar offers personalized service and excellent response time. She also offers after-hours or weekend in-person meetings or video conferencing that fit within her clients’ schedules.
Downey Law has two office locations, one located in the Beaches neighbourhood in the east end of Toronto, and a second location conveniently located downtown at Yonge & Bloor.
Briar Downey has two offices. Book a consultation with Briar Downey Toronto family law firm today.
2 Bloor St E Suite 3500, Toronto, ON M4W 3E2, and one in the Beaches.
Author: Alistair Vigier is the CEO of ClearWay Law