Quarantined With A Spouse When Separation Is On The Horizon

Quarantine Divorce Covid-19 Coronavirus Divorce

Dealing with the prospect of a separation & divorce is hard enough, let alone when everyone is under quarantine and forced to break the routines of our daily lives.

Divorce, RRSPs and Buying a New Home

RRSP Divorce Home Buying Plan

Divorce and RRSPs Earlier this month, the Federal Budget updated a Canadian federal tax law that has major implications for family law and divorcing individuals. The Canadian Home Buyer’s Plan, the same plan that allowed first time homebuyers to withdraw from RRSPs to purchase their first home, now allows separating spouses to withdraw from their […]

Can I Change The Locks on The Matrimonial Home?

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The Matrimonial Home Probably the number one question asked when people first separate, “Can I change the locks on our home?” If you lived in it with your spouse at the time of separation then your home is likely what is called a “matrimonial home”. Under the Family Law Act, a matrimonial home is defined […]

What if My Spouse Handled the Money?

MONEY: FEELING FINANCIALLY CHALLENGED

DIVORCE AND FINANCES What if My Spouse Handled the Money? In some relationships, one spouse takes responsibility for handling the finances and the other steers clear of anything related to money. This may be for simplicity’s sake, because one spouse has a stronger interest, or for any number of reasons. While there is nothing inherently […]

Divorce Rules: Why is Divorce So Expensive?

Family Mediation and Divorce Court Costs

DIVORCE RULES Why Is Divorce So Expensive? Years ago I wrote a book on divorce. Having been through the process a bunch of times—I’m the eternal optimist—I believe there are better ways of handling a breakup than taking a contract out on your Ex and running up a massive cost. Thus the reason for the […]

Taking Control of Your Finances

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DIVORCE: Debt, Money and Finances Financial Responsibility Some spouses think that they are doing their ex-partner a great favour by continuing to manage the finances, or by paying a mortgage or debts. Some spouses even allow this to happen. This is not the way it works with financial control and responsibility. You are separating. Your spouse […]

Money Tips: How to Manage Money on Your Own?

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DIVORCE MONEY TIPS 5 Money Tips: How Your finances after Divorce Starting a new life after divorce is challenging! One of the most daunting hurdles is learning how to manage the money on your own. You may come out of your relationship having never managed your family’s finances, for one reason or another. Rather than […]

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 […]

How To Tell Your Kids About Divorce

Divorce and Kids

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 they need. Some parents find it helpful […]