FAMILY LAW

THE FOCUS IS ON YOUR WELL BEING AND DIGNITY

Family Law:  Mediation, Divorce, Custody, Support

At the Law & Mediation Office of Deidre S. Powell, we serve clients from Ottawa, Barrhaven, Manotick, Riverside South, Kemptville and beyond. 


Our focus is on peacefully resolving conflict.  We want to ensure that you are able to arrive at an agreement which  honours your well-being and the best interest of your children. 


We assist persons who are separating or divorcing to resolve their differences in a cost effective, time efficient manner, without the need to become involved in a court battle.


We also assist in the preparation of separation agreements, parenting plans and help the parties to maintain a respectful relationship, especially when dealing with co-parenting issues.


Deidre S. Powell is an accredited mediator and a member of the Ontario Association of Family 

Mediators, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada and a member of the Roster of Mediators for the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Programme (OMMP) for Ottawa, Toronto and Windsor.


Call us today for consultation to determine whether mediation is the appropriate method for you when dealing with your divorce/separation.


Our services include

  • Mediation
  • Verification of the validity of international marriage
  • Marriage contracts / "prenups"
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Divorce
  • Modification of parenting plans
  • Modification of child support
  • Modification of child custody
  • Interim/temporary orders
  • International adoption
  • International guardian and custody
  • Invalid marriage/annulments
  • Change of name
  • Addition of father’s name to birth certificate (Jamaica)

What's the Process?

  • Initial Consultation
  • Sign an Agreement
  • Settlement Meetings/ Settlement Talks
  • Arrive at a Resolution
  • Plan of Action & Agreement
  • Simple Divorce