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What Makes Divorce A Nightmare For Your Kids

How to tell your children you are getting a divorce

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 […]

How To Tell Your Kids About Divorce

How to tell your children you are getting a divorce

How To Tell Your Kids About Divorce Speaking to your children about the separation can be one of the most difficult aspects of the process. No parent wants to break news that will cause emotional heartbreak, but it is critical to have the “divorce” conversation with your children and provide them with the emotional support […]

The Cost of Divorce

Cost of Divorce

The Cost of Divorce Should I Pay For My Spouse’s Divorce Fees? You and your spouse have recently made the decision to separate. You’ve done your research and have settled on a family mediation as the process you want to use to create your separation agreement. But what do you do when the cost of […]

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 […]

The Real Cost of Divorce Court

The benefits to keeping My divorce out of court.

There is a time and a place for court, but know that if your divorce goes to court…it is going to get expensive. Sometimes the only way we can get through to folks is to put words into dollars and cents. Going to court will be expensive…very, expensive.

Negative Thoughts in Divorce

Negative Thoughts Emotional Intelligence in Divorce

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.

Managing Grief in Divorce

divorce and grief

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.

Family Mediation in A Hostile Divorce?

Family Mediation in A Hostile Divorce?

The Money Smart Divorce Solution Legal, Binding & Enforceable Separation Agreements Ask the Expert: Can we consider Family Mediation when there is hostility? Question: “My wife and I are proceeding with divorce.  I would like to consider divorce mediation, as it strikes me as the better way of moving forward, but to be honest, we […]

Is It Time To Consider Divorce?

When to consider Divorce?

Really, no one can tell you if it is time to consider divorce… only you hold that answer. Instead, as you read this article, listen to yourself. Listen to your answers. Feel what you feel. Ultimately the answer to your questions are already available to you and will likley become apparent as you take the […]

Divorce in Ontario The Gail Vaz-Oxlade Way

Divorce Checklist

Divorce in Ontario The Gail Vaz-Oxlade Way Divorce in Ontario can be a daunting and complicated matter. In the confusion and emotional hysteria, it’s easy to let money slip through your fingers. Did you know that Canada has one of the highest divorce rates in the world? Forty percent of Canadian marriages end in divorce. […]