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

Power of Sale, the Matrimonial Home, and the Untitled Spouse

By Kerry Fox

Sometimes, when couples separate, one spouse stays in the matrimonial home for years following the separation, even when they are not on the title to the house. While it’s not unusual for one spouse to hold the title to the house in their name as sole owner, if you are planning on living at the…

Spousal support calculator

By Kerry Fox

If you’re looking for a rough idea of how much you might be entitled to in spousal support (based on your respective incomes, and length of marriage), there’s a free online tool that can help. My Support Calculator is a scaled down version of the software that lawyers in Ontario use to calculate spousal support,…

Is unbundled service right for you?

By Kerry Fox

Many clients don’t know that they have the option of hiring a family lawyer on an unbundled basis rather than on a full retainer. “Unbundled service” can mean different things depending on the context. If you’re involved in litigation, it can mean hiring a lawyer to draft pleadings, for example, or hiring a lawyer to…

Estate planning post separation

By Kerry Fox

Once you’ve separated, it’s advisable to prepare a new Will as soon as possible. Otherwise, if you pass away without a Will, or with an older Will where your spouse was designated as a beneficiary, your soon-to-be ex stands to inherit under your estate. While a divorce will automatically revoke any designation you made with…

Motions for substituted service

By Kerry Fox

Any initiating court document, including an Application for an uncontested divorce, must be served in person on the responding party. This is called “special service”. Normally, you would hire a professional process server to serve the materials on the individual at their home or place of work. However, if you’ve been out of touch with…

Answering a family case out of time

By Kerry Fox

If the responding party lives in the U.S. or Canada, they have 30 days in which to respond to a family court Application once it has been served on them. The moving party, the Applicant, will file their affidavit of service in the court record confirming when the materials were served on the responding party.…

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