Pay for Your Spouse’s Mediation Costs

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You and your spouse have recently made the decision to separate. You’ve done your research and have settled on family mediation as the process you want to use to create your separation agreement. But what do you do when your spouse says they cannot afford to participate in mediation? How can you avoid being dragged […]

Why does Mediation Cost less than Divorce Court?

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According to a recent Bank of Montreal InvestorLine study, the average cost of a wedding in Canada hovers around $31,110, honeymoon 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 can be extremely high. While no […]

What is Mediation?

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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 Benefit to Keeping Your Divorce Out of Court

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We hear from people facing divorce every day and are often asked for advice and thoughts on their particular situation. If there was one piece of advice I want to pass on to you, it’s about the benefit of working together with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse and keeping the divorce process as amicable as possible. “AMICABLE??!!  It’s […]

Importance of Cooperation During the Separation Process

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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.

Ontario Separation Agreements

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Ontario Separation Agreements do not need to be dealt with in court in order to settle arrangements between you and your spouse.

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.