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Solmaz Separy

B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Managing Lawyer


Meet Solmaz Separy, the Managing Lawyer at Separy Law P.C.

Solmaz has an LL.M. degree (“Master of Laws”) from the University of Toronto and has been called to the Bar for the Province of Ontario.  She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.  She articled and practiced as an Associate Lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP (“Blakes”, a top tier Canadian/international law firm), prior to establishing the practice of Separy Law P.C.

Solmaz is a Toronto Family Lawyer and her family law practice focuses on all areas of family law, and in particular complex custody and parenting disputes, child support, spousal support, and complex property division disputes in all levels of Court. Solmaz is also a Child Protection Lawyer representing clients in proceedings brought against them by Children’s Aid agencies in Toronto and across the GTA.

Solmaz often works with parties, mediators, and opposing counsel in negotiating and settling complex family law matters which often lead to cohabitation agreements, marriage agreements, and separation agreements, with complicated support and property division issues. She is resolution oriented and tries to amicably resolve legal matters where possible by conducting strategic negotiations based on the law and the best interests of her clients. When an amicable resolution is not possible, Solmaz passionately, fiercely and tirelessly advocates for her clients.

Solmaz and her team know that it is the responsibility of their law firm to represent clients with accurate knowledge of the law and a plan in place for moving a file forward efficiently and a cost effectively as possible. She keeps clients informed by ensuring she is extremely responsive to client communication, and opposing counsel communication, which allows her family law cases to have movement and reach the results necessary and in accordance with the law.

Community involvement is of utmost importance to Solmaz and her team. Solmaz has previously acted on the Board of the Family Lawyers Association, participating in committees in the areas of Legal Aid, Law Reform, Bench and Bar Organizations, Task Forces, and various other matters in order to contribute to making the practice of Family Law more enjoyable, practical and cost-effective to clients and, to help develop a greater sense of community within the Family Law Bar.

Solmaz has also acted as a Board member on the Board of the Iranian Canadian Lawyers Association and has held various other corporate Board member positions.

Solmaz routinely advises referred clients from the Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic whom may have dealt with serious issues such as domestic violence, emotional abuse, financial abuse and other forms of abuse.

She also enjoys volunteering for Pro Bono Student’s Canada, supervising University of Toronto Law Students in preparing and delivering community workshops with a focus on family law.

 

Although Solmaz is primarily a Toronto Family Law Lawyer, in addition to Solmaz’s Family Law practice,  she also has extensive experience in Civil Litigation and Debt Collection involving simple or complex matters at various levels of court, Business Law and drafts simple Wills and Power of Attorneys.

Solmaz speaks Farsi (Persian/Iranian) fluently.

In her spare time, Solmaz enjoys playing tennis, reading biographies, cooking, and spending time with family.

Solmaz’s practice focuses on the following areas of family law:

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Spousal Support (sometimes known as “alimony” or “maintenance”)
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Access and Parenting Plans (child visitation or parenting regimes)
  • Changes to child support orders (“Motion to Change Child Support”)
  • Changes to spousal support orders (“Motion to Change Spousal Support)
  • Changes to custody and access or parenting regimes (“Motion to Change Custody and Access)
  • Common law cohabitation  and marriages
  • Cohabitation agreements,
  • Marriage agreements (prenuptial agreements)
  • Separation agreements
  • Property division – simple or complex
  • Same sex relationships and marriages

 

Affiliation

  • Past Board Member of Iranian Canadian Lawyer’s Association
  • Past Board member of the Family Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Member of the Family Lawyers Association
  • Member of the York Region Law Association
  • Member of the Peel Law Association
  • Practicing lawyer with Legal Aid Ontario
  • Member of the Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
    • Domestic Violence Advice Counsel
  • Supervisor and Volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada
    • Volunteer and Supervisor of workshops presented by University of Toronto Law Students.
    • Supervisor of Pro Bono Students Canada law students in conjunction with the Health Justice Program / St. Michael’s Hospital.

Community

  • Past Board member of Family Lawyers Association – Board Member 2013/2014

Languages

  • English
  • Fluent in Farsi (Persian/Iranian)