Quality Legal Advice & Exceptional Service

Our team at Lyon Family Law is here to help you clear a path to a new chapter in your life.

A divorce or separation can be a painful time for everyone involved. Emotions sometimes run high and the legal issues can be complex. Even finding the right lawyer may seem daunting. You need a lawyer who truly listens and understands what you are going through. If we understand your goals we can help you focus on generating options and the best solutions for you.

Separation is both an end and a beginning. We try to focus on making the end come as quickly and painlessly as possible while helping you find a new beginning. How you deal with the end of your relationship will set the stage for your new start. You must decide, as you have control over how you face and overcome the end of your relationship.


Common Sense, Cost-Effective Solutions

We are here to help you resolve your issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

We at Lyon Family Law are about solutions rather than problems. If you want to languish in the pain of separation and divorce so you can create as much grief as possible then we are probably not the right law firm for you. If, on the other hand, you want to get through the process so that you can start anew then come and see us.

From drafting an agreement through to a complicated litigation, we handle all types of family law files including:
  • Custody & Access (parenting and decision-making)

  • Child Support

  • Spousal Support

  • Determination/imputation of income

  • Contested divorces

  • Uncontested divorces

  • Enforcement of court orders

  • Trials

  • Appeals
  • Marriage Contracts (Prenuptial Agreements)

  • Cohabitation Agreements

  • Separation Agreements

  • Determination and valuation of assets and liabilities

  • Property division

  • Family owned businesses

  • Common law separations

  • International cases


Our approach is basically twofold:

First, we identify your needs and inform you about your rights and obligations. This is the clinical legal side and we need to discover what particular legal issues are raised by your circumstances.

Second, and equally important, we help you explore your dispute resolution choices. This means what process option will help you resolve your issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, for example, Collaborative Family Law, mediation, negotiation, arbitration and only as a last resort, litigation.

We assist in fashioning a custom-tailored legal plan that is the best fit for you and your unique circumstances. After all, no two people are alike, and no two legal problems are identical. When appropriate, we may also recommend utilizing other specialists such as financial advisors, accountants, social workers, and psychologists, in order to provide a holistic approach to the resolution of issues.

We are confident that you will find our personalized approach refreshing.


  • Exceptional legal service

  • Attentive staff and timely responses

  • Common sense dispute analysis

  • Cost-effective representation
We are located in the heart of Kanata. Our clients appreciate our convenient location, ample free parking and approachable, comfortable atmosphere.