What makes it a Nightmare Divorce for Your Kids?

Divorce in Ontario

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 relationships. These are five […]

Child-Focused Co-Parenting Plans

Divorce has likely turned your world upside down. Imagine how your kids feel.  No matter how old your children are, they are all to aware of the emotional changes that are taking place within your home. Does divorce hurt kids? Maybe the better question is, “How do we not add extra hurt onto our kids” […]

Speaking with Your Children About Separation

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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 […]

Gail’s Child Support Q&A

Divorce in Ontario

If I have a child, will I need to pay Child Support? In Canada, children have the right to financial support from both of their parents. If you and your spouse do not live together, you must share the costs of caring for your children. This is not a “maybe” or a “possibly”, it is […]

Kids and 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.

How Do You Know If Your Marriage is Over?

How do you know if your marriage is over

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

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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.

Should You Share Your PIN with Your Spouse?

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Sharing your PIN? Money can be about power, emotion, morality, and security, among other things. How does money work with a spouse? Melisssa Leong asked financial experts about this financial quandary.