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 service your needs.


  • 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 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.


Is your client frustrated with the long wait for settlement conference dates? Are you looking for creative ideas for settlement options? Are you looking to narrow the issues for trial? Do you think  your client would benefit from a legal opinion on the likely outcome at trial?


Johnston Family Law is happy to announce that it’s founder, Beverley Johnston, will now be offering private settlement conferences.


Beverley Johnston has been  working exclusively in the field of family law in Ottawa for 20 years. Beverley spent the majority of her career at a midsized firm in Ottawa, before opening her own firm in 2016. The bulk of her practice is litigation based, and Beverley prides herself on  staying up to date on recent court decisions especially decisions by judges in the East region. She is comfortable working on files with a complex financial component,  including persons with business interests and diversified financial holdings, issues around imputation of income, retirement, complex spousal support issues, child support and section 7 disputes to name only a few. She is also is a panel member of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and has extensive experience dealing  with high conflict parenting issues.


Conferences would be held at our offices located in the heart of the Westboro neighbourhood of Ottawa. Please contact our office for more information about our fee structure. Fixed prices are available upon request.


Private Settlement Conferences may be conducted in Family Law Matters (pursuant to Rule 17(8) s by lawyers or retired lawyers, who have 10 years of experience in the practice of family law. Such Conferences may also be conducted by retired Masters or retired Judges. The required Form for completion and filing  is on the CCLA Family Law Portal.