10 Reasons Why People Separate in January

Divorce and Separation Why People Separate in January

January is the coldest month of the year in more ways than one.  The first month of the new year is also the time of year that most people start their divorce process and choose to separate. Perhaps there wasn’t much glue holding their marriage together anyway and now that the tinsel and stockings are […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Tips For Getting Your Spouse to Mediation

Getting Your Spouse to Consider Mediation

If you are the one who has suggested divorce mediation to your spouse, there is a chance your spouse may resist the idea. When facing divorce, our spouse may mistrust your intentions, may be hesitant to anything you suggest, or may be avoiding any legal discussions. Often a spouse may simply not understand what is […]

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, VERY expensive. It will require additional lawyer hours, […]

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.

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 9

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