Family and Divorce Lawyers in Ottawa

I'm a lawyer representing clients in Ottawa, Pembroke, Perth and Brockville

Why use me as your lawyer?

Convenient location and after-hours appointments

Most people work during the week, so I offer clients the flexibility of Saturday and after-hours appointments.

Courtroom experience

My office is located close to the Queensway in the Baseline/Woodroffe area of Nepean with plenty of free parking.

Family Law Focused

Dedicated to family law litigation and separation agreements. Litigation may be necessary if the alternative means that you don’t have any chance of getting what you’re entitled to.

Kerry Fox News

selling matrimonial home

Challenges of Selling the Matrimonial Home

By Kerry Fox

When a couple separates, one of the first matters to attend to is listing the matrimonial home for sale. If neither party wants to stay in the home (or neither can afford to retain it), then it may be the case that both individuals are equally motivated to sell. While they will likely not agree…

Family Litigation During Covid-19

By Kerry Fox

As most are aware, the family courts have been closed since the start of the pandemic in March, except for the most urgent cases, and some straightforward procedural issues. What falls within the ambit of what is considered urgent includes matters involving the “wellbeing being of a child, including essential medical decisions, or issues relating…

Using life insurance to secure support

By Kerry Fox

It’s not uncommon for payors of support- whether it’s child support or spousal support– to have their support obligations secured by a life insurance policy. If the payor dies prematurely, the life insurance policy is available to satisfy the remaining balance of their support payments. A court can order that support be secured by way…

The price of delay- tackle your family law problem right away

By Kerry Fox

One of the principles behind our legal system is that once you’re served with documents, if you don’t do anything to defend yourself, then, at some point, you can be noted in default and the case will proceed along without you. Once an order is made against you, you’ll get served with a copy of…

Joint Family Venture for Common Law Spouses

By Kerry Fox

The law of joint family venture and unjust enrichment allow an individual in a common law relationship to make an equitable claim against the assets of their partner. The right of married spouses to an equalization of net family property is a statutory right enshrined in the Family Law Act. Married individuals have an automatic…

Parenting coordinator fees

By Kerry Fox

When parents have an acrimonious relationship post separation, a court can impose- or the parties can agree- that they will retain a parenting coordinator to mediate, govern and make ongoing decisions about co-parenting. While this seems like a reasonable choice to make when the alternative is to keep taking custody and access matters back in…

Family Law

Separation Agreements

When people are contemplating divorce, the goal is to negotiate a mutually-acceptable separation agreement between spouses which addresses outstanding issues.

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Uncontested Divorce

Divorce is usually the final step in the separation process. It happens after the separation agreement is negotiated and signed, or after a final order.

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Property Division

When married people separate, both spouses are entitled to an equalization of the net family property. Marriage is considered a financial partnership.

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Litigation is expensive, contentious and highly emotional. Litigation may be necessary if the alternative means that you don’t have any chance of getting what you’re entitled to.

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Child Support

Parents in Ontario have an obligation to financially support their children. The amount payable is determined in accordance with the federal Child Support Guidelines.

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Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known by the American term ‘alimony’, refers to ongoing maintenance given to a spouse which is either for an indefinite, or fixed, term.

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Unbundled Services

With the cost of legal services- particularly litigation- being so high, it’s not always possible to be able to afford full representation from a lawyer throughout your case.

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Child Custody

When people separate, it can be difficult to negotiate a workable custody and access schedule, particularly if both parties are not planning on residing in the same city.

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Why use me as your lawyer?

Serving clients with family court cases in Ottawa, Pembroke, Perth and Brockville

Kerry Fox, LL.B.
Barrister & Solicitor

90 Centrepointe Dr,
Nepean, ON K2G 6B1

Tel: (613) 224-4400
Fax: (613) 226-8767

Hours & Information

There is plenty of free parking located at the back of the building.

Monday to Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
I also have Saturday appointments available.

Serving clients with family court cases in Ottawa, Pembroke, Perth and Brockville