Practice Areas


Family law is an area of practice that affects the lives of many people and is always an emotional and stressful time for those involved. At Brown Beattie O’Donovan LLP, we bring an objective perspective to the situation and provide practical advice with a view to assisting our clients in making difficult decisions as expeditiously and cost-effectively as possible.

If litigation can be avoided, we guide our clients through the process of negotiation or mediation, which can often result in a much quicker resolution in a more cost-effective manner. If litigation is necessary, we do not take steps that will unnecessarily prolong the matter or that do not advance our client’s position.

At Brown Beattie O’Donovan LLP, we offer legal advice in the following areas of family law:

  • Child custody
  • Separation and divorce
  • Spousal and child support claims
  • Property disputes
  • Marriage and cohabitation agreements

Please contact Malcolm B. Scott, with any questions or concerns you may have.