5 Tips for Spending as Little As Possible Little on Your Divorce

Pension Valuations and Divorce

Divorce Tips 5 Divorce Tips for Spending as Little as Possible on Your Divorce According to a recent survey of Canadian Lawyers, the average cost of a litigated Separation Agreement in Canada is approaching $27,000! That is without even reaching a trial, which could balloon that cost north of $45,000, way out of the budget […]

What Makes Divorce A Nightmare For Your Kids

Divorce and Kids

Divorce And Your Kids When going through a divorce there is always a concern for how the children will be affected. It is not necessarily the divorce that gives children a bad experience. Instead, they are affected by how well you manage this experience and will model your behaviour later in life in their own […]

Family Mediation Costs Less Than Divorce Court

Family Mediation and Divorce Court Costs

Family Mediation or Divorce Court? According to a recent Bank of Montreal InvestorLine study, the average cost of a wedding in Canada hovers around $31,110, honeymoon not included. Once the price of raising children is factored in, estimated at over $200,000 per child (don’t forget college or university education!), the cost of starting a family […]

What is Mediation?

What is Mediation? 5

Mediation is a more amicable divorce process where you and your spouse can together seek the assistance of a neutral family professional who will help you to create a Separation Agreement without going to court. Mediation is usually the fastest and most cost-effective divorce process and tends to help individuals to be better co-parents and […]

The Benefit to Keeping Your Divorce Out of Court

The Benefit to Keeping Your Divorce Out of Court 6

We hear from people facing divorce every day and are often asked for advice and thoughts on their particular situation. If there was one piece of advice I want to pass on to you, it’s about the benefit of working together with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse and keeping the divorce process as amicable as possible. “AMICABLE??!!  It’s […]

Importance of Cooperation During the Separation Process

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People think of divorce as a legal issue only but for many, divorce is a financial issue and there are financial repercussions for those that don’t plan.

Ontario Separation Agreements

Ontario Separation Agreements 7

Ontario Separation Agreements do not need to be dealt with in court in order to settle arrangements between you and your spouse.

How Do You Know If Your Marriage is Over?

Family Mediation and Divorce in Ontario

How do you know if your marriage is over or finally reached the point of no return? Every marriage is different, but here are 10 questions to ask yourself.

Divorce, Mediation and Domestic Violence

Divorce, Mediation and Domestic Violence 8

The legal realities of divorce in Ontario, divorce mediation and its benefits for separating couples, and recognizing/getting out of an abusive relationship.

Don’t Skimp on the Lawyer

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No matter how tempted you may be to “keep the divorce lawyer out of it,” don’t put your faith in an office-supply-store separation agreement kit.