Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative Family Law, Mediation, Divorce, Custody, Family 

At the Law & Mediation Office of Deidre S. Powell, serving clients from Ottawa, Barrhaven, Manotick, Ricverside South, Kemptville and beyond, our focus is on collaborative family law. 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 process.

Our services include

  • Collaborative family law
  • Mediation
  • Validity of international marriage
  • Marriage contracts/prenuptials
  • 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
  • Independent Legal Advice/ Waiver

How Do I Get Started?

Talk with your spouse about our Collaborative Practice and share the information on this website. When you’re ready, contact Deidre S. Powell to schedule and appointment to discuss your situation.