Johnston Family Law | About
Family Law practice located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Specializing in separation, divorce, drafting domestic contracts, adoption, child support disputes, custody and access, property issues, wills, litigation, appeals.
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We create solutions.


At Johnston Family Law we are dedicated to providing exemplary legal representation. We are passionate about helping families in Ottawa with their unique legal issues, and we believe in working together with clients to develop strategies and provide solutions that work best for them. We recognize the value of diversity and are committed to maintaining a work environment that advances the principles of equity and inclusion for both our team members and our clients.


Our firm seeks to encourage all employees to promote diversity as a matter of fairness and effectiveness in the legal profession, and is committed to promoting an inclusive environment that reduces and removes barriers created by racism, unconscious bias, and discrimination by upholding the values below.


Our firm fundamentally values and respects experiences that are different from our own.


Our firm promotes a broad approach to diversity while respecting each individual’s commitment to address those aspects of diversity most germane to themselves.

Our  firm believes by increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our firm, we will access more expansive and varied ideas, information, and perspectives, making us more creative, informed professionals.


Our  firm believes we have a responsibility to our clients, the public and the legal profession to achieve our goals with honesty and transparency, regularly reporting progress and lessons learned along the way.


  • Separation and Divorce
  • Drafting Domestic Contracts, including Cohabitation Agreements and Marriage Contracts
  • Adoption
  • Child Support Disputes
  • Custody and Access
  • Property Issues
  • Spousal Support
  • Independent Legal Advice
  • Wills
  • Family Litigation and Family related Civil Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Appeals
  • Independent Representation for Children
  • Services for lawyers: we can help lawyers with their family law files by attending court, drafting factums or simply providing strategic advice


At Johnston Family Law, we strive to provide our clients with the highest level of satisfaction.

Transparency is important to us, and therefore it is essential that our clients understand how our firm operates.

We strive to return all phone calls and emails within 24 hours, or by the end of the next business day.

We bill on a monthly basis to allow our clients to budget accordingly.

We assign work to the people in our office with the appropriate skill set to address the issue.

We rely on cloud based technology to assist us in our file management. This allows our clients to access and view their important documents online at any time.

We value feedback. When a file concludes, we ask our clients to tell us what we did well and how we can improve.