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Collaborative Family Law Services in Ottawa: Resolve Family Matters With Less Conflict

Understanding Collaborative Family Law

At Galarneau & Associates, we understand that family law issues can be emotional, stressful, and overwhelming. We also know that traditional litigation can often exacerbate those feelings, creating unnecessary conflict and costing families time and money. That is why we offer collaborative family law services that provide a more compassionate, efficient, and effective way to resolve family law matters.

Collaborative family law is a process that allows separating couples to work together with trained professionals to reach a mutually acceptable resolution of their issues. It is a respectful and cooperative approach that prioritizes the needs and interests of both parties, as well as any children involved.


Our Compassionate and Tailored Approach to Resolving Family Law Disputes

At Galarneau & Associates, our collaborative family law approach is based on open communication, mutual respect, and transparency. We believe that the key to a successful collaborative process is establishing a safe and supportive environment where all parties can express their needs and concerns.

Our team includes lawyers and other professionals with extensive experience in collaborative family law. We work closely with our clients and other professionals, such as financial advisors and mental health professionals, to develop a comprehensive and customized approach to each case.

We understand that each family is unique, and we are committed to tailoring our services to meet the specific needs and goals of our clients. Whether you need help with a separation agreement, parenting plan, or division of property, we are here to provide guidance and support every step of the way.


Our Collaborative Family Law Services

At Galarneau & Associates, we offer a full range of collaborative family law services, including:

  • Separation agreements: Our team can help you and your partner negotiate and draft a comprehensive separation agreement that meets the needs and interests of both parties.

  • Parenting plans: We can assist with developing a parenting plan that outlines the specific details of custody, access, and parenting responsibilities.

  • Division of property: Our team can help you and your partner navigate the complex process of dividing property, including real estate, pensions, and investments.

  • Other issues: We also offer collaborative family law services related to spousal support, child support, and any other family law matters that require a collaborative approach.

Why Choose Collaborative Family Law?

Collaborative family law offers many benefits over traditional litigation, including:

  • Lower costs: Collaborative family law can be significantly less expensive than going to court, as it typically requires fewer legal fees and court costs.

  • Less conflict: The collaborative process is designed to reduce conflict and promote open communication, which can lead to more positive outcomes for all parties involved.

  • More control: Collaborative family law allows you to have more control over the outcome of your case, as you and your partner work together to find mutually acceptable solutions.

  • Faster resolution: Collaborative family law can often be resolved more quickly than traditional litigation, which can drag on for months or even years.




Q: How much does collaborative family law cost?
A: The cost of collaborative family law depends on the specific circumstances of each case. However, in general, it can be less expensive than traditional litigation due to fewer legal fees and court costs.

Q: How long does the collaborative family law process take?
A: The timeline for collaborative family law can vary depending on the complexity of the issues involved. However, it is typically faster than traditional litigation and can often be resolved within a few months.

Q: How do I get started with collaborative family law services?
A: If you are interested in collaborative family law services, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to discuss your situation and provide guidance on how we can help.

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Need Help with Your Family Law Matter? Contact Us for Collaborative Solutions.

If you are interested in learning more about collaborative family law services offered by Galarneau & Associates in Ottawa, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Galarneau & Associates Professional Corporation

260 Centrum Blvd., Unit 204
Ottawa, Ontario K1E 3P4
Free parking available



Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Consultations outside of office hours are also available

Service Area

Greater Ottawa and surrounding areas


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*This website is to provide general information only. Nothing contained herein is intended to constitute legal advice. If you require legal advice, please consult a lawyer to discuss your individual situation.