The “How To” of Value Assets

Valuing Assets

Valuing assets is not always easy or obvious. During the divore and separation process, you will need to value these items in order to properly divide your assets. Here are the top-5 most commonly asked questions about valuing assets. Valuing Assets: The Matrimonial Home There are normally two options for valuing assets like the matrimonial […]

What is a CDFA?

Family Mediation and Divorce Court Costs

Imagine heading out for a night of dancing in your rain boots. Awkward. How about trying to shovel two feet of snow in stiletto heels. Ridiculous! And yet, every day, people ask their divorce lawyers to be their financial guides. It’s the wrong shoe and it just doesn’t fit. Let me introduce you to the […]

ASSETS: 8 Do’s and Don’ts of Dividing Assets When You Divorce

Dividing Assets

8 Do’s and Don’ts of Dividing Assets In Ontario, when two people enter into a marriage, each spouse becomes automatically entitled to an equal share of the profits of that marriage. This means that when you divorce, you and your spouse will need to begin dividing your assets so that each of you ends up […]

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

Cost of Divorce 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.

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 5

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.

What to Do When There’s More Value in Your House than Your Marriage

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When a couple hits hard times, it’s awfully tough for either of them to ignore that other factor in their domestic arrangement — the value of their home.