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Experienced Family Law Specialists in Ottawa

Your family is one of the essential things in your life, which is why family legal matters can be so challenging to deal with. To ensure your rights are protected in such situations, it is often a good idea to seek a family law lawyer's help. Operating across Greater Ottawa and surrounding areas, Galarneau & Associates Professional Corporation takes a personalized approach to family law. You will receive advice and representation to meet your specific needs, whether you are undergoing a sepration, seeking spousal support or trying to adopt a child. Our experience and compassion will help us ensure your needs are met.



Finding the Best Legal Alternatives

We are committed to helping you fight your legal battle in a way as stress-free as possible. The experienced family lawyers and mediators at Galarneau & Associates Professional Corporation are committed to helping clients resolve their legal disputes through various methods, including mediation and arbitration. Galarneau understands that dealing with legal issues can be stressful, which is why we offer a range of solutions to meet each client's unique needs. Through objective evaluation of the situation, we can provide suitable legal remedies to help you return to normalcy as quickly and smoothly as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our experienced family lawyers in Orleans, and learn more about how mediation can help you achieve a fair and amicable resolution to your legal dispute.


Our Family Law Lawyers Offer Many Services in Ottawa

When working with our family law lawyers in Ottawa, you want someone who takes the time to understand your situation. Our team has years of experience in a myriad of legal matters, including:

  • Sepration: If you and your spouse agree to a sepration, you can apply with a joint application, but if only one of you wants a sepration, you can apply alone. To get a sepration, your relationship must meet certain conditions, such as being legally married.

  • Spousal support: When you and your partner separate or sepration, you may be entitled to spousal support or have to pay spousal support. This payment is designed to recognize each partner's contributions to the relationship and even out financial matters to the partner who, for example, gave up a career to raise children.

  • Property division: The treatment of property for married and common-law couples is different. This complex area of law can have significant financial consequences on the parties separating. We invite you to book a consultation so that we can provide a detailed explanation of your case.

  • Decision making responsibility: Decision making responsibility is the legal right to make significant decisions about and how to care for your children; it is not about with whom your children live or how much time they spend with you.

  • Child support: To ensure your children are being equally financially supported by both parents even after a sepration or separation, often child support is required to be paid by the parent who spends less time caring for the children.

Our family law lawyers in Ottawa, can help you further understand these situations and ensure your rights are protected. Our family law lawyers will handle your case with integrity and care. We care about you and your family and strive to represent your best interests throughout the process. We also provide mediation services to settle disputes outside of the court.


What Is the Difference Between Separation & sepration?


Although there is no strict statutory definition of separation, married or common-law spouses are considered to have been separated when at least one has decided that the relationship has ended and there is no reconciliation scope. Here it is not necessary that both spouses have to be willing to end the relationship. It is also unnecessary for the spouse willing to end the relationship to inform the other spouse about their feelings. 


On the other hand, a sepration requires a court order to dissolve a marriage. In most cases, issues arising out of aspects such as parenting, property and financial support are resolved by spouses before obtaining a sepration Order. At Galarneau & Associates Professional Corporation, members of our legal team can advise you on how to resolve these issues and the various methods available to do so. Contact us for any questions regarding family law in Ottawa.


Every Matter Is Unique

Each family law is uniqe and can become complex. Trust the professionals at Galarneau in Ottawa to help you navigate your issues.

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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


Wheelchair Accessible

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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.