What is Mediation?

What is Mediation? 1

Mediation is a more amicable divorce process where you and your spouse can together seek the assistance of a neutral family professional who will help you to create a Separation Agreement without going to court. Mediation is usually the fastest and most cost-effective divorce process and tends to help individuals to be better co-parents and […]

The Cost of Divorce Court

Frequently asked Question The Common Sense Divorce

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, […]

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?

Should You Share Your PIN with Your Spouse? 3

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.

Why You Should Opt For a Common Sense Divorce

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We’ve been conditioned to believe the divorce process has to be both litigious and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be either of those things. If we applied some common sense — putting the beginning of our next chapter ahead of the retaliation we feel for ending the last chapter — it could be a much smoother process.

The Late Shift with Gail Vaz-Oxlade: Divorce and Debt

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Gail Vaz-Oxlade discusses the complications that debt and bankruptcy bring to a divorce process with Brian Pritchard (BDO Canada) and Darren Gingras (The Common Sense Divorce).

The Late Shift with Gail Vaz-Oxlade: Talking to CSD Client “Christine”

The Late Shift with Gail Vaz-Oxlade: Talking to CSD Client "Christine" 6

Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Darren Gingras, President of The Common Sense Divorce, talk to “Christine” about her experience as a Common Sense Divorce client.