Family and Divorce Lawyers in Ottawa

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

Why should you hire Kerry as your attorney?

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

Intersection between family law and bankruptcy claims- Part 1

By Kerry Fox

If they had the choice, many payees would probably prefer to receive a lump sum spousal award rather than periodic payments. If payments are periodic, you take the risk that they might not be paid on time, or else not be paid at all. Since most payors don’t have an ability to pay lump sum…

Assessments by the Office of the Children’s Lawyer

By Kerry Fox

In high conflict custody and access situations, the Office of the Children’s Lawyer may become involved in preparing a report to the court regarding custody and access. A report is prepared by an OCL investigator (usually a social worker) after interviewing the child, the parents, any other relevant parties, and obtaining information from the child’s…

How long can you delay in bringing foward a family law claim?

By Kerry Fox

In Ontario, for most civil claims, you have two years after discovering the cause of action (or 2 years from the date when you should have discovered the cause of action) in which to initiate court proceedings. In family law, you can make a claim for the equalization of net family property up to 2…

Voluntary vs. involuntary retirement

By Kerry Fox

Depending on the respective ages of yourself and your spouse when you separate, it’s wise for a payor of spousal support to consider including a provision in a separation agreement that allows him or her to retire at a certain age, particularly if they plan on taking early retirement, or retiring as soon as they…

It’s Time for Justice

By Kerry Fox

Andrew Feldstein is a Toronto family law lawyer who is helping increase awareness about the availability of unbundled legal services to assist self-represented litigants. In the latest instalment of his “It’s Time for Justice” series, he discusses the problem faced by many litigants in family court who would prefer to hire a lawyer, but can’t…

Notice of Administrative Dismissal

By Kerry Fox

Parties who start an action in family court have a certain period of time within which to have their matter set down for trial. One year after the case was started, the court will send out a notice of approaching administrative dismissal to either yourself, if you are self represented, or your lawyer. It’s not…

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 should you hire Kerry as your attorney?

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