Divorce and Family Law

The Family law services that I provide include:

  • Domestic contracts, e.g., prenuptial agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements

  • Separation agreements

  • Adoption applications

  • Divorce applications under the Civil Marriages Act

  • Contested and uncontested applications for divorce, property, child support, spousal support, custody and access

  • Sperm/Egg donor agreements

  • Independent Legal Advice (ILA)

Wills & Estate Planning

Estate planning services that I provide, include the drafting of:

  • Single wills

  • Mirror wills for couples

  • Powers of Attorney for Property

  • Powers of Attorney for Personal Care

  • Living wills


I can also assist in administering an estate, passing of accounts, and estate litigation.

Civil Litigation

I can help resolve your matter through various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) strategies, or I can commence an action/application for you or defend a claim against you at any of the following courts/tribunals in Ontario:

  • Small Claims Court;

  • Superior Court;

  • Divisional Court;

  • Court of Appeal; 

  • Federal Court;

  • Human Rights Tribunal; and

  • other Social Justice Tribunals

Immigration, Citizenship, and Refugee Law

If you need to appeal or judicially review your immigration case, I can act as your legal representative and appear before before the:

  • Immigration Appeal Division (e.g., sponsorship appeals, removal orders, and loss of permanent resident status); and

  • Federal Court (e.g., to judicially review a rejected visa application) 


I can also be your legal representative in your immigration and citizenship applications.

Notarial and other legal services

As a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits, I can commission affidavits and statutory declarations, consent letters for children travelling abroad, marital status and common-law union statutory declarations, proof of loss declarations, among many others.

As a Notary Public, I can certify documents as being true genuine copies of birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, identity documents, Powers of Attorney documents, college diplomas, university degrees, among many other original documents.

LGBT Information Legal Clinic

I offer short (30 minutes), free and confidential consultations with LGBT youth in Ottawa, that need information about, family law, step-parent adoptions, employment law, landlord & tenant law, estate law, and anti-discrimination law.  I also offer free notarial services (e.g., if you want to change your legal name, you will need to have documents notarized).   This is not a walk-in clinic; please book an appointment

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James Anderson © 2014 | Divorce Lawyer | Wills Lawyer | Trial Lawyer | Immigration Lawyer | Notary Public

162 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1P2  Tel: 613-261-9024   Fax: 613-916-6355   email:  james@andersonlawyers.ca