Briefly speaking

Alice Popovici is a lawyer specializing in family law. She has been working primarily in this field for over 5 years. Alice Popovici previously worked in the largest Canadian national firm, where she acquired extensive knowledge in dealing with family related disputes. Understanding a client’s needs and adopting the necessary approach is essential. Alice Popovici can assist you with your family disputes in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Providing client oriented services is crucial in emotional situations such as those concerning your family. Alice Popovici is able to provide you with exceptional service while advising you of your rights and recourses. Alice Popovici believes that having a relationship based on trust, is essential to a successful progression of the matter.
Alice Popovici can assist you with a range of services in the family law area including: divorce, separation, custody and access disputes, division of family property, child support, spousal support and more. She is capable of advocating for you before the Courts or negotiating an amicable settlement.
Once married, a divorce is one of the ways to dissolve a marriage and cut all ties with your spouse. It involves dealing with custody, support and property issues. There are three grounds for a divorce: having lived separate and apart for a year, having committed adultery, having treated the other spouse with physical or mental cruelty.
Whether married or common law, these issues will always be relevant when children are involved. As a parent, you have an obligation to ensure that your children are educated, supervised and cared for. All parents have parental authority (decision making) regardless of their marital status.
Once a parent, you have an obligation to financially support your child. The amount of child support is determined by specific forms/guidelines as set out by the government; which rely on various factors such as the parents’ incomes and the number of children.
This obligation arises when married spouses separate. The Courts take into consideration several factors, including the needs and means of the parties as well as the degree of financial dependence between them.
The obligations resulting from these relationships are limited to child support and custody/access rights. They are not subject to any spousal support or property rights unless a contract to this effect has been signed.
Unlike common law couples, all married couples are subject to the laws relating to the family patrimony and the matrimonial regimes. Unless a specific exclusion is provided for, spouses will equally divide the following property: family homes, furniture garnishing the family residence(s), family vehicles and retirement funds accrued during the marriage. The remaining property will be governed by the spouses’ matrimonial regime.
In situations where a parent wishes or needs to relocate, that parent will need to examine the existing custody arrangement to determine whether such a move is in the child(ren)’s best interest. If the parents do not agree, these issues will need to be addressed by the Court or negotiated.
The father and mother have the rights and duties of custody,
supervision and education of their children.
They shall maintain their children.


Alice Popovici is fluently trilingual and offers services in both official languages and Romanian. Alice obtained her Civil Law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2008 and her Master of Laws from the Université de Montréal in 2011. She was called to both the Quebec and Ontario Bars in 2011.


Alice worked in a firm in downtown Montreal for 2 years where she acquired extensive knowledge in family law. In 2013, Alice joined Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where she focused exclusively on family law and gained valuable experience in negotiations, litigation and trials.

Professional affiliations:

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the Bar of Montreal: English Speaking Section
  • Member of the Association des avocats et avocates en droit familial du Quebec
  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (2011-2015)
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association (2013-2015
  •  Vice President of the Socio-cultural and Sporting Events committee (YBM)
  • President of the committee organizing the Congrès Annuel 2017 YBM & ABA-YLD 
  • Member of the Bar of Montreal: avocates dans la profession
Divorce and Separation
If you separate or divorce, you will need to make many important decisions such as where you will live and how you will manage your finances. If you have children, their needs must be your priority. As a first step, learn about your rights and responsibilities.

Some family laws are federal while others are provincial or territorial. It is important to understand which family laws apply to your situation.
Separation, Divorce and Dissolving a Civil Union
There are several ways of bringing a marriage or civil union to an end. If you are married, these include de facto separation, legal separation (officially called separation from bed and board), and divorce...
When Parents Separate: Further Findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth
One of the most challenging issues faced by separating parents is how to share the physical care and economic support of their children...
Getting a Request for a Divorce
Unmarried Quebec couples have no right to alimony, court rules
Unmarried Quebec couples who live together and then split up are not entitled to the same rights as legally married couples, when it comes to spousal support, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.

By a 5-4 margin, the top court decision released Friday says the province's civil code is constitutional in its treatment of the financial entitlement of couples who are not legally married and who separate.

The decision means Quebec remains the only province that does not recognize "de facto" marriages.


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