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Friendly Divorce?

The concept of a friendly divorce can seem counter-intuitive. A friendly divorce or an amicable divorce means getting to the end as simply as possible.
 
Most people think that divorce is an ordeal full of conflict and animosity. This simply is not true. You can manage your conflicts positively, or you can handle them negatively… It’s YOUR choice. Arriving at the finish line, will mean minimizing drama, managing anger and coming to an agreeable end.
 
Even with good intentions, those that choose the friendly divorce route may still find it difficult to keep the process amicable. Fights will erupt; bitter remarks may slip out; secrets bubble to the surface…. It’s not going to be all smiles all the time.
 
Divorce is an emotional ordeal and naturally, there are going to be disagreements. But when couples divorce amicably, they are choosing to do so for the sake of their kids, their finances and for their own sanity.Read related: “The Benefits of an Amicable Divorce
An Amicable Divorce

IT STARTS WITH PLANNING

Every couple faces unique challenges.
Keep your Divorce friendly. Understand how separation will affect you, your children, your finances and your future.

DO NOT BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS UNTIL

Keeping Your Friendly Divorce - Amicable

Instead, keep reminding your spouse that you are open to communication. If it is productive, you would be happy to sit and talk about anything that they may need to clarify with you.
 
Whenever possible, deal directly with your spouse. This will bring greater transparency about your perspectives and priorities. As well you’ll be able to use your mediation/legal hours better.
 
Don’t use your kids as messengers between you and your spouse. This is just asking for a communication breakdown. And your kids can do without being used at the go-to person between their parents. Plan specific times to sit and talk in a neutral location away from the kids. When needed get a babysitter, take a walk, go for a drive, talk it out.
 
With a little perspective, and the right people on your side, you can get through your divorce with your sanity, pride, and finances intact.
 

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Gail Vaz-Oxlade's Guide To

For more than 20 years you have witnessed Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s trademark straight-up money wisdom, both on Radio and Television, most notably as host of TVs Till Debt Do Us Part, Princess and Money Moron.

Gail is a multiple time, best-selling financial author, and one of the top Canadian authors of the past decade. Gail brings her common sense wisdom to answer your questions about amicable divorce in Ontario.

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