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Family Law Services in Ottawa

Family is close to our hearts, and problems arising from it could mean a lot of headaches and hassle. In cases of legal disputes or settlements connected to your near and dear ones, it is better to hire a professional lawyer.


If your marriage isn’t working out or you’re interested in adopting a child, you need the help of a family lawyer in Ottawa. Family law is often close to the heart when dealing with family matters and domestic relations such as adoption and marriage. You want to reach a resolution that will benefit yourself, your children and your spouse so that you can maintain a healthy co-parenting relationship

Julie I. Guindon, Barrister & Solicitor, Mediator & Arbitrator, can help you with your case in an understanding way. With the guidance of a family lawyer in Ottawa, you’ll be able to attain financial security, maintain positive relationships with children and parents and lessen the impact of the change on your children.

Family Law in Ottawa 

If your life isn’t playing out the way you thought it would, Julie I. Guindon can help. She deals with all aspects of family law in Ottawa, including:


  • Divorce to get a divorce, you need necessary grounds, such as marriage breakdown and separation for one year. Consent of both parties is not required as long as these factors are present. 
  • Separationbefore divorcing, many couples go through separation. A separation agreement maps out your future in setting parameters for support, custody and property division. 
  • Child custody – if the parents cannot agree on parenting issues, the courts will decide what happens based on the child’s “best interests.” Legal custody refers to who has the authority to make major decisions about the child’s upbringing, while physical custody is often referred to as residence. 
  • Child support –It is the child’s right, determined by a table amount based on the number of children, parenting schedule, and primary residence.  
  • Spousal support – is based on the means of the spouse who is paying and the needs of the spouse receiving the payments. It is awarded based on income differences, how long you lived together as a couple and whether one spouse missed career opportunities to benefit the other spouse. 
  • Property division – family legislation presumes that married spouses equally contributed to property acquired during the marriage, so, to ensure you get what you are owed, you have to apply for an equalization of respective net family properties.


Reasons to Hire a Family Lawyer


All family law issues are complex and require the assistance of an experienced lawyer who has the required skill set to provide proper support. Family lawyers like Julie I. Guindon have experience assisting clients in various family law matters, which enables them to understand your unique familial dynamics and devise effective legal strategies. There are many reasons to hire a family lawyer, such as:


A family lawyer will defend your rights and ensure that they are respected.

A family lawyer has the mediation skills to work towards an amicable result.

A family lawyer can represent you in Court, if necessary.

A family lawyer will take care of the documentation, procedures and other administrative details.

A family lawyer provides you with qualified legal assistance and objective support.

A family lawyer can expedite legal processes.

A family lawyer can help avoid future conflicts.


If you'd like to learn more about how our family lawyer in Ottawa can help you, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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Whether you’re seeking a divorce, child custody or an adoption, a family lawyer in Ottawa can help you find the correct resolution to your problem.  Other services we also offer are parenting coordination,mediation, and binding arbitration.  Julie I. Guindon will help you understand your legal situation and protect your rights, so call her today.

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