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Bryen E. Mooney

(902) 460-3441bmooney@boyneclarke.ca
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Assistant
Marina Dyer
mdyer@boyneclarke.ca
Paralegal
Saundra Laustsen
slaustsen@boyneclarke.ca
"My strength as a Family Law lawyer is that I can take a complex or convoluted situation and sort it out so that the issues are organized."

About Bryen

Being part of a military family herself, Bryen has great compassion for the difficulties often faced by military families. Military personnel have to be organized with an eye for detail and must be prepared for numerous possible encounters; so does Bryen.

Bryen knows how to view a family law situation with fresh eyes, and can readily think outside the box when coming up with practical solutions to client’s problems. Her impeccable organization allows clients to feel informed and knowledgeable about the status and path of their file. What’s important to her clients is important to her in resolving family situations.

Bryen brings important issues for her clients into the foreground, so those issues are not lost in the chaos of paperwork and stressful situations. She has a passion to succeed and is becoming exceedingly experienced in her field.

In 2019, Bryen was included in the Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. This award celebrates the contributions and achievements of Canada’s leading lawyers under the age of 40. She is also listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2020).

Bryen has always wanted to be a family lawyer, starting off as an assistant to the family team before becoming the experienced and bright lawyer she is today. She enjoys watching Game of Thrones and eating any pasta dish. Her iPod is currently stocked with the latest Disney hits so she can have dance parties with her son and daughters.

Areas of Practice

Bryen's Background

Education
  • 2008: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2006: Masters, Experimental Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 2003: Bachelor of Science (Honours), Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Employment
  • 2017 - Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2009 - 2017: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2008 - 2009: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2007: Summer Float Assistant, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member - Collaborative Family Law Association of Nova Scotia
  • Member - BOYNECLARKE LLP Social Committee
  • Member - The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Community Activities
  • Volunteer - Military Family Resource Centre
Awards & Honours
  • 2019: Lexpert® Rising Star - One of Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40
  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2020)

Recent Blog Posts by Bryen

Blog Post | Wednesday April 22, 2020

The Coronavirus v. “the Virus of Conflict”: Using COVID-19 as Excuse to Deny Parenting Time

Authored by: Bryen E. Mooney Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released yet another COVID-19 parenting decision. In this case, the mother brought an urgent motion trying to vary a shared parenting order between her and the father.

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Blog Post | Wednesday March 27, 2019

Claiming Family Legal Fees

Authored by: Bryen E. Mooney Posted in: Uncategorised

Tax season is yet again upon us. Please keep in mind that if you provided payment for legal fees in relation to a family law matter in 2018 you may be able to claim those fees on your taxes. In particular, legal fees can be claimed in relation to the following:

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