April 14, 2020
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Why does closure seem so important when you are ending your marriage? As we let go of our marriage we are in desperate need of the appropriate amount of closure. We seek reasons, rationale, and are in search of the perfect explanation for leaving the relationship… hoping for a clean and simple exit. But closure…

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February 24, 2020
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1.      BE PATIENT So many clients come to me and say “How could he/she be surprised that I want a divorce?  I have been telling him/her for years that I am not happy!” Remember that you may have been wanting this for a while, but this is all new to your spouse and is likely going to…

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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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