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Why You Should Opt For a Common Sense Divorce

We’ve been conditioned to believe the divorce process has to be both litigious and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be either of those things. If we applied some common sense — putting the beginning of our next chapter ahead of the retaliation we feel for ending the last chapter — it could be a much smoother process.

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Georgina Company Pushing Divorce Reform in Ontario

In celebration of Ontario Entrepreneur Week (June 2-13, 2014), Metroland Media featured some of Ontario’s most unconventional entrepreneurs, including Darren Gingras, President of The Common Sense Divorce, which started and operates its Client Care Centre out of Georgina, Ontario.

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Let’s Talk Divorce with Gail Vaz-Oxlade

The Common Sense Divorce can help you and your spouse avoid costly mistakes and get your separation process started off on the right foot. Some people go into divorce well-armed. They know exactly what’s going to happen next. Other people…not so much. Gail Vaz-Oxlade discusses what to expect and how to avoid costly mistakes. Divorce is complicated. It’s time to seek help.

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Low to Medium Conflict

Family Mediation Bundle

For Low to Medium Conflict couples that are committed to working together to keep your separation out of court system, keeping costs manageable and keeping the acrimony low.

The Family Mediation Bundle includes your family mediation sessions, your financial analysis process, and a Separation Memo of Understanding. The Family Bundle does not include lawyers and you each assume the responsibility of arranging own independent legal advice.
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Full Service
Mediation Package

Low to Mid Conflict Separations

Full service Mediation Package

For Low to Medium conflict couples who want make sure that everything is prepared properly and that their completed Separation Agreement is legal binding and enforceable according to the Laws of Ontario. These couples are committed keeping your separation out of the court system, keeping costs manageable and keeping the acrimony low.

The Full Service Mediation Package includes your family mediation sessions, your financial analysis process, AND your independent legal advice (ILA) with a family lawyer.
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Collaborative Mediation Process

Mid to High Conflict Separations

Collaborative Mediation Process

Some files are more complicated, more acrimonious or involve power imbalances and their mediation process may require extra assistance, particularly from specially trained collaborative lawyers. The Collaborative mediation Process is for mid to higher conflict separations that still want to work together to keep the process out of court, keep the costs and keep the acrimony low.

Collaborative Mediation still includes your family mediation sessions, you financial analysis process, but also includes collaboratively trained family lawyers as part of the mediation sessions.
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Uncontested Divorces

Low Conflict Divorce

Uncontested Divorce

An Uncontested Divorce means that your Separation Documents have been finalized, all issues have been addressed and you are ready to file for your divorce decree.

Whether you want to save some money with our DIY process or whether you would prefer that we take care of the court filings, the serving of papers and all of the running around, either way, our Lawyer can properly prepare your divorce decree applications.
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Negotiations

Mid to High Conflict Separations

Lawyer-Led
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Not every situation can be dealt with in Mediation or perhaps your spouse is unwilling to consider Mediation or Collaborative Mediation.

We created our Lawyer Led-Negotiation Program for such individuals that come to us as half of a couple and who require the assistance of a negotiating lawyer who will represent their specific interests because their spouse has chosen another legal process.
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