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Solmaz Separy

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


Meet Solmaz Separy, our Managing Lawyer and Toronto Family 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 seasoned and experienced family lawyer with over 13 years experience as a practicing lawyer. Solmaz’s practice focuses on all areas of family law including but not limited to, separationdivorce, complex parenting (custody) disputes, child supportspousal support, , and complex property division disputes in all levels of Court.

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.

What Are Some Facts About Solmaz’s Work Quality and Work Ethic?

Extremely responsive to client and opposing counsel communication.

Skilled negotiator.

Resolution oriented.

Fierce advocate in Court when Court intervention is necessary to move a file forward.

Transparent and Ethical.

Provides solutions to resolve cases as cost-effectively as possible.

Respected by the legal community.

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 Ontario, 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. She has volunteered for Pro Bono Student’s Canada, supervising University of Toronto Law Students in preparing and delivering community workshops with a focus on family law. Solmaz routinely advises referred clients whom may have dealt with serious issues such as domestic violence, emotional abuse, financial abuse and other forms of abuse.

Although Solmaz is primarily a Toronto Family 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.

In her spare time, Solmaz enjoys playing tennis, loves to cook, engages in cottage activities, rides her Peloton, and spends time with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Oliver.

Solmaz speaks Farsi (Persian/Iranian) fluently.

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
  • Past 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)