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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

Does shared parenting reduce conflict?

By Kerry Fox | March 6, 2014

In a National Post article, Ryan Glass (with the Canadian Equal Parenting Council) writes about the need for family law reform in the area of parenting after separation and divorce. Specifically, he points to the possibility that a private member’s bill introduced in December, Bill C-560, might result in amendments being made to the Divorce…

Marriage -differences between rich and poor

By Kerry Fox | February 26, 2014

The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada has analyzed the marriage patterns of the wealthiest Canadians, and found that marriage rates for that group have been the stable for the last 35 years. However, only 12% of people who fell within the bottom quarterly of Canadians economically reported being married or living in a common…

Limitation periods for common law couples

By Kerry Fox | February 21, 2014

The standard limitation period for starting a cause of action against someone is 2 years, under Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002. However, in a recent family law case, the question was posed as to whether a claim for constructive trust involving real estate properties is also governed by this 2 year rule. In the case of…

Support obligations of stepparents

By Kerry Fox | February 21, 2014

When a relationship ends, a stepparent can end up paying child support to a child of the marriage even if they do not have an ongoing relationship with that child. According to the Child Support Guidelines, a court can order both a biological parent to pay support and anyone else who stands in the place…

Unbundled legal services

By Kerry Fox | February 21, 2014

Recently, the Law Society has allowed lawyers to offer unbundled legal services to clients who may not be able to afford full service representation. In the family law context, choosing to retain a lawyer for what is called ‘limited scope representation’ will allow clients to save money if it looks like their relationship breakdown is…

Hamilton judge advocating for same-sex rights

By Kerry Fox | February 13, 2014

If you’ve been watching the news this week, you’ll know that the U.S. has declared that all same-sex couples, even those in states which don’t recognize same sex marriage, will receive the same rights as heterosexual couples in court proceedings, the prison system, and in bankruptcy proceedings. Interestingly, as this CBC article discusses, the movement…

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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Prices

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

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.

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