What my clients say

"I have had the opportunity to be represented by Carol Craig over the last 6 months. Simply put, Carol's knowledge, presentation, dedication, hard work ethic is second to none. Carol is very detailed, and understands the big picture of family law. I felt more than comfortable working through our relocation case with Carol and her team. I will be forever grateful for the decision I made to work with Carol. I highly recommend Carol's services in Family Law."

"We cannot thank you enough for your belief in us and our family. You are truly talented and your determination, strength, and knowledge got us through our difficult time and reunited our family. Everything happens for a reason and we believe you were our angel sent to us in a time of distress. We are forever grateful."


Carol Craig is a partner at Nelligan Law, and a member of our Family Law and Estates practice groups.

Carol has been working in family law for a number of years and has a great depth of experience in all aspects of the practice, including custody/access and property issues. She also has expertise in estate litigation, and has represented clients in Will challenges, dependant relief claims, power of attorney disputes and passing of accounts. In addition, she teaches a course in Elder Law at the Common Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa.

Carol is driven by a desire to help people, particularly those experiencing personal difficulty or crisis. She is committed to protecting the vulnerable, such as the elderly and those with mental health issues. She also enjoys the intellectual and strategic challenges of her work.

Carol is a supportive and compassionate person, always striving to be considerate and respectful. She is willing to go the extra mile to assist her clients, particularly those who need that additional help. She is also assertive and determined when called for, and is an effective advocate for her clients.

Carol is passionate about animal welfare and is devoted to her own pets. Born in San Diego, she is a big fan of the Chargers and American football. Carol also loves to travel, particularly to Scotland, where she grew up and still has extended family.

  • Call to Ontario Bar (2007)
  • LL.B., University of Ottawa (graduated Cum Laude) (2006)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education, Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow, Scotland (1991)
  • Baccalaureate of Arts (History) with Honours, University of Ottawa (graduated Cum Laude) (1989)
  • University of Ottawa (graduated Cum Laude) (1989)
Professional Activities and Organizations
  • Collaborative Law Network - Ottawa
  • Ontario Justice Education Network
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association

Authored Posts

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Defining (and Redefining) the Meaning of “Spouse”
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On March 8, 2017, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship. The report sets out 58 recommendations, including proposals that would reduce misuse and abuse of powers of attorney though better education, transparency and monitoring.

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