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Nussbaum Law is a legal practice dedicated exclusively to Family Law in Toronto.

Our legal staff understands that separation and divorce is an emotional time and we are committed to providing a personal approach to all our clients. Our team of divorce lawyers understands that each family situation is unique and we will take the time to listen to your situation so we can understand your family values. We advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your family law case.

The goal at our family law practice is to resolve disputes through mediation and negotiation to save you time so you can move forward with your life. If it is required, our lawyers and staff have extensive experience in litigating cases in both the Superior Court and Ontario Court of Justice.

 

Barry Nussbaum, Toronto Divorce Lawyer

Barry Nussbaum

JD, MBA, Senior Lawyer

Barry is a respected member of both the Ontario and New York Bars. He completed the combined JD/MBA program at Osgoode Hall and the Schulich School of Business.

Prior to practicing law, Barry was an associate at an international consulting firm, where his provided international tax consulting services to Canadian multinational companies.

Barry represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, support, property division, and domestic contracts (prenuptial, cohabitation, separation, and parenting agreements). Barry also assists clients involved in child protection matters with the Children’s Aid Societies.

With his broad and focused experience in family law, Barry provides effective and strategic solutions for his clients.

Barry regularly appears in the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice, including representing clients on appeal matters.

Some of Barry’s notable successes include the following:

  • Successfully defended Ontario as the appropriate jurisdiction, when the mother unilaterally attempted to change the jurisdiction to Alberta (Pearson v. Whittingham, 2012 ONCJ 187).
  • Defeated the Children’s Aid Society on a motion to temporarily place the child in the care of the mother, rather than in the care of the Children’s Aid Society (Children’s Aid Society of Toronto v. C.D., 2015 ONCJ 36).
  • Obtained an Order for sole custody for the Father after a 3-day trial (Alqudsi v. Dahnus, 2016 ONCJ 707).

In his personal time, Barry enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five wonderful children.

Aron David, Toronto Divorce Lawyer

Aron David

BA, JD, Associate Lawyer

Aron was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015 after completing his articles with Nussbaum Law Professional Corporation. Prior to articling, Aron attended York University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, with Honours. Thereafter, Aron received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. While attending at Osgoode, Aron volunteered at the school’s legal aid clinic, where he assisted individuals with their legal issues.

Aron realized his passion for family law when he began his career with Nussbaum Law as a summer student in 2013. Since this time, Aron has dealt with all areas of family law, including custody, access, child support, spousal support, division of family property and child protection-Children’s Aid matters.

Aron’s patience with clients stands out, and at the same time offers practical resolutions and provides the clients reasonable expectations.

Aron has experience in the area of Creditor’s Rights, and has directed the collection and enforcement of secured and unsecured debt.

Aron has represented clients at the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.

In his spare time, Aron enjoys spending time with his friends and family and travelling.

Alyssa Bach, Toronto Divorce Lawyer

Alyssa Bach

BA, JD, Associate Lawyer

Alyssa Bach graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in June 2016. Prior to law school, Alyssa obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University.

Alyssa developed her interest in law at a young age and was able to explore this interest throughout her undergraduate degree while she interned at a criminal defence law firm in Ottawa and participated in the Osgoode Hall Undergraduate Moot.

Alyssa realized her passion for family law while working in a family law firm in Ottawa and through participation in the BLG Negotiation in Family Law Competition.

Alyssa commenced her articles at Nussbaum Law Professional Corporation in August 2016 and is actively involved in all in all areas of the practice.

During her leisure time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets, watching movies, reading novels, and relaxing at the cottage.

Mason Morningstar, Toronto Divorce Lawyer

Mason Morningstar

Associate Lawyer

Mason Morningstar graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in June 2017. Prior to law school,
Mason studied Philosophy at Laurentian University.

Mason realized his passion for family law early in his law school career, when he began
volunteering with the Family Law Project. There, he assisted low-income clients to draft court
materials and navigate the litigation process. Mason also competed in the Walsh Family Law
Moot, where he and his teammate won the best factum award.

Mason comes to Nussbaum Law with an excitement for litigation and serving low-income
clients.

In his spare time, Mason is an avid guitar player and billiards enthusiast, and enjoys keeping
current with philosophical literature.

Brittany Downing, Toronto Divorce Lawyer

Brittany Downing

Law Clerk

Brittany earned her Law Clerk Diploma in 2014 from Centennial College with Honours.
Following graduation, Brittany was employed at a mid-sized litigation firm practicing in the area of Creditor’s Rights. In October 2017, Brittany began working at Nussbaum Law PC to pursue her career in Family Law.
In her spare time, Brittany enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies and travelling.
Aglaia Lowo, Toronto Divorce Lawyer

Aglaia Lowo

Lawyer

Aglaia joined Nussbaum Law as an Associate in 2018 after completing her articles with Community Legal Aid, a clinic geared towards providing low-income individuals with free legal representation. It was during her time at the clinic that Aglaia realized her passion for family law.

Aglaia received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Windsor and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018. In 2014 Aglaia obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours from the University of Toronto, specializing in History, majoring in International Relations, and minoring in Jewish Studies.

While in law school, Aglaia was the Seminar Chair for both the Alternative Dispute Resolution Club and the International Law Society, organizing and facilitating education events, and featuring speakers specializing in specific areas of law.

Aglaia is fluent in German and has an elementary proficiency in American Sign Language.

In her free time, Aglaia is an avid traveller, historical fiction enthusiast, and enjoys spending time with family, friends and her cat, Piper.

Clifton Leung

Clifton Leung

Lawyer

Clifton Leung graduated from Windsor Law in 2017 after spending his final year at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Clifton graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Toronto.

Clifton realized his passion for family law while working with Jewish Family & Child Service of Greater Toronto. With this experience, he is able to bring the perspective of a children’s aid society to Nussbaum Law, particularly with regard to custody and access.

In his spare time, Clifton enjoys gastronomy and expanding his palate by learning about whiskey and regularly participating in wine tastings.