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

Common law spouse entitled to share of estate

By Kerry Fox | February 23, 2015

A Divisional Court case from earlier this year considered whether a common law spouse can be considered a dependent entitled to support under the Succession Law Reform Act. A common law spouse doesn’t have the same property rights as a married spouse. In Ontario, when a married individual dies, their spouse has the right to…

How much should kids contribute towards education costs?

By Kerry Fox | February 4, 2015

The Child Support Guidelines require a payor parent to pay his or her proportionate share of extraordinary expenses. One of these expenses is postsecondary education. The guidelines also require that the court consider the means of the child to contribute towards the costs of his or her education, as well as the reasonable expectations of…

Tips & Tricks- dealing with the Family Responsibility Office

By Kerry Fox | February 4, 2015

Many family law clients and lawyers bemoan the lack of assistance provided by FRO in enforcing support orders. As a recipient of support, what can you do to help yourself and assist the process? Delays There are significant delays between the time an order is issued and when FRO actually receives the order to start…

Surrogacy in Ontario- how can a lawyer actually help?

By Kerry Fox | November 5, 2014

The need for surrogacy services in Canada is high and demand outstrips supply. If you happen to find a surrogate (otherwise known as a “gestational carrier”) to carry a child for you, and she agrees not to be compensated except for her reasonable expenses, then you fall within a lucky minority. In Canada, unlike in…

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…

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.