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Welcome to Blake Family Law, Ottawa Lawyer and Mediator.

We are here to help you through difficult, trying times, both with experience and expertise, as well as with care and compassion.  While advocating a non-adversarial approach to law, Blake Family Law also has considerable litigation experience .  

Areas of Practice

Family Law

Family Law

Family Law is the area of practice that focuses on issues involving family relationships, such as divorce, separation, and child custody, among others. 

Estate & Wills

Estates & Wills

Estate Law is the area of practice that regulates wills, trusts, probate and other subjects related to the management of another’s property. 

Elder Law

Elder Law deals with protecting the rights of elderly people.  Elder Law is a complex field dealing with many different statues and regulations.  There are potentially a plethora of situations wherein elderly people might feel their rights have been infringed and require protection. 

Whatever your legal needs, Blake Family Law is here to help you and your family, both with experience and expertise, as well as with care and compassion. 

Legal Services

Family Law

Family Law

Estates, Wills & Elder Law

Estates & Wills

About Blake Family Law

Blake Family Law advocates a non-adversarial approach to family law and elder law when possible. Unlike other areas of law, family law most often results in significant emotional and financial losses for both parties.


The court process, adversarial by nature, will often only serve to exacerbate enmity between separating spouses, and therefore is to be avoided if possible. We recognize, however, that recourse to the court system is sometimes unavoidable. 


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Mr.Lyngseth helped me in a complicated matter, with the utmost professionalism. I can't express the gratitude that I feel with having him and his team on my side. Years of experience, knowledgeable, and he is very courteous. Blake addressed all of my questions and concerns promptly and trust me; I had a lot. He is exceptional in litigation and cross-examination. With his help, we progressed through the court system a lot faster. I am recommending Mr.Lyngseth to all my family and friends without hesitation. Thank you for all your help, Mr.Lyngseth!

Blake deserves the highest ratings. We found him by reading reviews on-line, and we have been delightedly impressed. Blake has been our lawyer for over two years now and he has worked extremely hard for us to bring a very difficult, complicated and challenging case to settlement. Although our case is in Ottawa, we live a great distance away, and Blake has gone many extra steps to keep us in the loop and our travel requirements minimal. Blake is a warm and caring individual, polite, kind, understanding, helpful, and supportive. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He is always accessible and has always kept us up to date with calls and emails. His experience and knowledge of the family court system has been invaluable. His assistants are also competent and polite. Blake is a fantastic lawyer. There aren’t words to fully describe what a great job he has done for us and how much we appreciate him. You can’t do better than to retain Blake’s services.

I was fortunate to connect with Blake Lyngseth to provide help with an urgent and delicate family matter. From the outset and throughout the process, Blake demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and immediate attention to successfully deal with the matter at hand quickly and efficiently. He was instrumental in securing a successful outcome following the provision of a large amount of very detailed information. Blake devoted all the time necessary to ensure a complete grasp of the situation. A consummate and dedicated professional, Blake is a very knowledgeable and competent lawyer. I regard him highly and with sincere appreciation. An outstanding lawyer and individual -- you won't be disappointed.

Lucky to have him to resolve the separation settlement with my ex. He will look out for your interests and is prompt to provide expert guidance on the questions you have. He is very knowledgeable and knows his stuff with the family court system. Highly recommend him.

Possible through a difficult situation and kept me informed through every step. Mr. Lyngseth handled my case with an approach geared toward a result that would be the most beneficial instead of just racking up extra fees and hurting the opposing side (as can happen with some Family Law practices). It was invaluable to be represented by someone accessible, supportive, and with vast knowledge of the legalities of my situation. His legal assistants are efficient, capable, and courteous.

Blake and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and professional. Blake is also very compassionate and kind. He walked me through the legal process patiently and provided me with good sound legal advice. I am so grateful to him and his staff for making an incredibly difficult time in my life a bit easier.