Focusing in Family Law

I'm a lawyer representing clients in Kanata, Nepean, and the west-end of Ottawa.

Why Use Kerry As Your Lawyer?

After-hours appointments

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

Convenient Location

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

Flat fee pricing

On most real estate transactions, my prices are charged as flat fees.

Kerry Fox News

Why hire a lawyer to draft a separation agreement?

By Kerry Fox | October 9, 2014

I hear this question a lot: If I already have an agreement in principle with my ex, why should I go to the expense and bother of hiring a lawyer to prepare a formal separation agreement? The simple answer is that hiring a lawyer is the best way to make sure that your ex cannot…

B.C. court fees deemed unconstitutional

By Kerry Fox | October 7, 2014

The Supreme Court has concluded that the administrative fees charged to litigants in order to access the B.C. supreme court are unconstitutional. In the B.C., if your case goes to trial, whether it’s a family matter or a civil matter, you are charged for every day of court time that is required. In the case…

Final orders at case conference

By Kerry Fox | October 1, 2014

One of the important first steps in any family law proceeding is the initial case conference. The purpose of a case conference is to allow the parties and their lawyers to appear before a judge in order to discuss where the case is at, and see if there are any opportunities for settlement. Although the…

Tips & Tricks- spouse won’t agree to sell house

By Kerry Fox | July 16, 2014

One of the first issues that becomes contentious when people split up is: “What are we going to do with the matrimonial home?” Sometimes, one spouse will want to stay at the property and assume the balance of the mortgage. Other times, both parties recognize that the house needs to be sold because neither spouse…

Postnuptial agreements

By Kerry Fox | May 29, 2014

I came across this article today from Forbes. It’s an American article, but much of the advice given by the author is equally relevant if you live in Ontario. If a woman is leaning towards giving up her career in order to stay home with the kids (at least temporarily), what financial provisions should be…

New e-book on father’s rights

By Kerry Fox | May 9, 2014

A free e-book on father’s rights has come out this past week, published by the Canadian Constitution Foundation, ‘Review of Ideology and Dysfunction in Family Law- How Courts Disenfranchise Fathers‘, by author, Grant Brown. Two of the chapters are entitled “Disenfranchised Fathers” and “Deadbeat Judges”, which should give you a good idea as to the…

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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Clients want to know how much a lawyer will cost. This depends on many factors, including the level of animosity that exists between the parties and/or the lawyers.

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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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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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Why use me as your lawyer?

I'm a lawyer representing clients in Kanata, Nepean, and the west-end of Ottawa.

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.