The Money Smart
Divorce Solution

Legal, Binding & Enforceable Separation Agreements

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Our Story

Long before divorces, our roots 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 divorce?

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Our Raison d’être

Our founders, along with financial TV personality Gail Vaz-Oxlade started asking how do we take a process that can be so fundamentally destructive and somehow make a better divorce?  We put our 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.

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Our Mission

It’s not usually legalities that cause the drama. It’s almost always the money. We understand money! That’s why we’re really good at understanding splitting up.

We know a better divorce. We know how to empower people in the middle of life’s challenges. How to reach new goals and find fuller potential. We’re all about our clients.  We create solutions and we prepare our clients for new futures. 


Our Team Magic

Let’s not sugarcoat it! Divorce is difficult work and there are days when 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. Our values lie at the heart of our unique company culture.

What To Expect When You Call The Common Sense Divorce

Separation Agreement

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.


Separation Agreement

Gail Vax-Oxlade

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Ken Murphy
Dispute Resolution Team

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Tracy Friedman

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Shannon Anderson
Family Lawyer

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Geoff Rabideau
Debt/Real Estate Lawyer

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Darren Gingras
Executive Director

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Christophe Mamessier
Dispute Resolution Technologies

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Christina Burke

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Mary-Anne Popescu
Family Mediator

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Roger MacIntosh
Family Lawyer

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Josh Morrison
Dispute Resolution Tech

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Naomi Valle

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Lynn Hrynyk

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Dina Simone

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Hilary McDonald

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David Birnbaum
Real Estate

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Doris Fulton
Business Consultant

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Neeraj Goel
Family Lawyer

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Simonetta Lanzi
Family Lawyer

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Daniel Wilson
Family Lawyer

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Judith Arrillaga
Family Lawyer

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Steve Altwerger
Estate Lawyer

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Jef Moddejonge
Family Lawyer

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Denise Martel


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what our clients say

Toronto ON

“Great team! You were fast and efficient. My ex and I actually have a more respectful relationship now than we ever did before.”
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“I often think of how kind and compassionate you all were.
It is something I will never forget.”
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Mississauga ON

Newmarket ON

“My spouse was pushing me to just sign his agreement.
I'm glad I called.”
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“I want to thank The Common Sense Divorce.
Left to ourselves, we would have turned this into a legal mess.”
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Kitchener ON