Divorce and Separation in Ottawa

In cases of divorce or separation, we assist clients with:

Your Children

  • Custody, including access to information and decision making regarding your children
  • Access and parenting schedules, including supervised access
  • Grandparent rights
  • Adoption

Your Property

  • Property division and the equalization of net family property
  • Exclusive possession of the matrimonial home and occupation rent

Your Financial Security

  • Child support and the sharing of expenses (sometimes called "special and extraordinary expenses")
  • Spousal support
  • Arrears of support and/or retroactive support applications
  • Representation in Family Responsibility Office enforcement proceedings

Your Safety

  • Exclusive possession of the matrimonial home
  • Restraining Orders

Your Future

  • Varying existing court Orders and agreements ("Motions to Change")
  • International travel with children following separation
  • Moving with children following separation
  • Foreign divorce opinion letters

Dispute Resolution Options

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Court proceedings, including Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Family Branch) and Ontario Court of Justice
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Negotiations

Domestic Contracts and Agreements

  • Independent Legal Advice
  • Separation Agreements

Uncontested Divorces

  • Preparing, serving and filing divorce papers where the parties agree to the divorce

Representation Outside of Ottawa

We represent clients from all areas of Ottawa, including Orleans, Barrhaven, Stittsville, Nepean, Kanata, Carp, Bell's Corners, Gloucester, Rockcliffe Park, Vanier, Cumberland, West Carleton, Osgoode, Rideau and Goulbourn.  We also represent clients from outside of Ottawa, including Cornwall, Perth, Renfrew, L'Orignal, Hawkesbury, and Carleton Place.