Leanne Townsend

Leanne Townsend
FIRM:
Brauti Thorning
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Family
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Leanne Townsend, partner with Brauti Thorning in Toronto, focuses on family law, with a breadth of experience in cases involving domestic violence and spousal abuse.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Toronto in 1990, before earning her Bachelor of Laws from Western University in 1993 and her Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto in 2011. Ms. Townsend was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.

A former assistant crown attorney with Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General, Ms. Townsend then went into private practice for six years, before joining Brauti Thorning in 2019.

Ms. Townsend assists with divorce, separation, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, and custody and access matters.

Leanne Townsend Posts

Divorced parents: kids are the priority when holiday planning

Holiday planning is essential, especially when it comes to reaching a time-sharing agreement for children after a divorce, says Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend. Read more

Divorcing a narcissist? Don’t stoop to their level: Townsend

Divorcing a narcissist comes with unique challenges that can be overcome with patience and preparation, says Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend. Read more

Communication key when introducing children to new partner

Divorced parents in a fresh relationship should not be in a hurry to introduce the new love interest to their children, advises Toronto family lawyer Leanne Townsend. Read more

Discussing your split is a social media taboo when divorcing

People going through a divorce should stay off social media or at least avoid discussing their failed marriage and ex-partner online, says Toronto family lawyer Leanne Townsend. Read more

Townsend joining boutique firm Brauti Thorning as partner

Since being called to the bar, Toronto family lawyer Leanne Townsend has been drawn to cases involving abuse and domestic violence. Read more

Victim advocacy plays key role in domestic violence situations

A local women’s shelter is the best starting point for victims of domestic violence, says Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend. Read more

Guard against letting emotions drive your divorce

Divorcing couples should resist the temptation to let emotion rule the process, says Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend. Read more

Common-law couples deserve equal property rights: Townsend

Having the same property rights for both common-law and married spouses would better reflect modern society, Toronto family lawyer Leanne Townsend tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Spying on your ex is risky business: Townsend

Spouses who digitally spy on their partners risk civil or even criminal consequences, Toronto family lawyer Leanne Townsend tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Townsend to present keynote at International Women’s Day lunch

Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend will be the keynote speaker at an empowerment luncheon to mark International Women’s Day. Read more

Divorce recovery workshop takes holistic approach to healing

Recovering from a divorce can be a long and difficult process, so guidance on how to cope with the new reality can be very helpful, Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Townsend to discuss self care at Total Mom show

Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend will share her insights on the importance of self care and letting go of perfection at the Total Mom show. Read more

Knowledge is power: pre-divorce workshop guides clients through process

Taking time to strategize before diving into divorce can save people money in the long run, Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Townsend to present at Toronto’s Elite Divorce Party

Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend will share her insights on how to reinvent yourself and move forward after divorce at Toronto’s Elite Divorce Party. Read more

Have the 'money talk' before living together, marrying

Couples shouldn’t wait until they’re living under the same roof to have a frank discussion about finances, Toronto family lawyer and divorce recovery coach Leanne Townsend tells Global News Radio. Read more