Long before divorces, our story reaches back to our core years in the financial industry. Seemed like every day we were hearing stories of separating families spending tens and tens of thousands of dollars to be led through legal divorce processes that left them emotionally broken, mentally defeated and financially destroyed. Surely there had to be a better way?
Our founders, broker Darren Gingras and financial TV personality Gail Vaz-Oxlade started asking how do we take a process that can be so fundamentally destructive and somehow make it better? They put their heads together and started investigating, researching and talking to other financial experts, lawyers, mediators, therapists and social workers. By 2009 The Common Sense Divorce was created.
Here’s what we learned. We learned it’s not usually legalities that cause the drama – it’s almost always the money. And we understand money, that’s why we’re really good at understanding splitting up.
We know how to empower people in the midst of life challenges, to reach new goals and fuller potential. We’re all about our clients finding relief and simply feeling better. We know how to create solutions and we know how to prepare our clients for new futures.
Let’s not sugarcoat it! Divorce is a difficult field to work in and there are days when our work can be really, really hard. But our team is special.
Our core values of wisdom, experience, quality, integrity, common sense, balance, care, empathy and yes, even kindness are lived by our team every day and lie at the heart of our unique company culture.
Not everyone is ready to talk with someone in person. You can call the Common Sense Divorce at anytime and hear a pre-recorded 2 min message about our services.
We will gladly take the time to speak with you about our services and the divorce process in Ontario. The Common Sense Divorce offers a free 20 min telephone assessment and consultation.
We understand that this is a difficult time and calling us is a big step. We are going to work hard to make this phone call easier, make you feel at ease and make sure that we respect your privacy.
We understand that you may be just researching and have not made any decisions. We do not assume that because you are calling, that this means you are divorcing.