February 05, 2020
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The truth is most couples don’t think about working together when it comes to their divorce.  But a trend in family law is for spouses to choose a “Collaborative Process” which focuses on reaching solutions through communications to resolve all their “divorce issues”, instead of going to court and letting a judge decide.  As part of the collaborative law…

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January 30, 2020
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When all was said and done, my divorce cost me way more than I originally thought or budgeted for.  The majority of my expenses were on lawyers’ fees, I was in it to win it at all cost.  A long court battle was the result. Reflecting back on the outcome, (as well as the cost), I am…

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December 16, 2019
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How to handle your largest asset during the painful process of separation We’ve all heard the statistics. In Canada, close to 50 per centof marriages end in divorce or separation. No one plans for this heartbreaking event when the love is new and the couples hopeful and happy. Having gone through the painful process of separation…

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December 06, 2019
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The Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3 (“FLA”) defines a category of property known as “excluded property” that is excluded from the equalization of a spouse’s net family property upon separation and marriage breakdown, which can also include the death of a married spouse if the surviving spouse chooses an election under the FLA. If…

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November 13, 2019
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When you think about the many different legal issues in a divorce case, it can be, understandably, quite daunting. After all, not only do those who go through a divorce need to face the emotional aspect of the process, but there are the legal issues that must be addressed as well. How can ex-couples get through…

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November 05, 2019
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If your spouse has stepped outside of your marriage with another lover, it’s natural to feel a roller coaster of emotions. You may become angry, depressed, embarrassed, and/or broken-hearted. However, you may also have feelings of wanting to seek revenge, or the need to feel that some justice has been done as a result of…

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July 09, 2019
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While divorce isn’t easy for anyone, it can be particularly complex for wealthy families. Dividing more assets means couples face more legal complexities, and sometimes more heart aches. Ownership of family businesses, multiple properties and offshore assets (and the more frequent presence of marriage contracts) means more paperwork to comb through to ensure that all…

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June 24, 2019
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As a recent divorced father of 2 amazing kids, I never really understood what a dad goes through when he gets divorced…until now. Not being able to live with my children on a full time basis has been the hardest thing in my life.  Dropping my kids off at their mothers’ house after my week or…

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June 10, 2019
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Re-establishing yourself after a divorce is a difficult process. Amongst dividing up property, managing time with children and pets, and debilitating legal fees, is the reality that you’ll likely need a new place to live. Each post-marriage move-out has challenges of its own and though each move is nuanced, there are a few best practices…

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