July 17, 2017
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Unfortunately if you are in the midst of a divorce you quickly realize that your financial situation is likely to change.  The reality is that you can expect to face significant financial upheaval and uncertainty. This can be even compounded further if your ex is involved in financial infidelity – hiding a portion of their…

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July 11, 2017
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We’re all familiar with the term “honeymoon phase”.  It seems perhaps, like an odd thing to write about when discussing divorce, but I believe that there’s a honeymoon phase to your separation/divorce. And while I believe (from my own personal experience) that the first year of being on your own comes with many mixed emotions,…

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July 05, 2017
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I often hear about the trials and tribulations of step-parenthood which I understand as there is not a lot of support out there so step-parents can vent. However, I don’t often here about the fun and bonding moments step-parents have with their step-kids. I am sure there are many but we often complain. Like anything…

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June 28, 2017
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How do I know my marriage is over? My husband and I have been together for more than half of my life—we started dating when I was 23 and I am now 50.   We have four children and a busy life.  Our friends think we have the perfect marriage and our kids think we are…

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June 19, 2017
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Yesterday was Father’s Day. It was a hard day for me.  It was my “first” father’s day since our separation and I am not gonna lie – it was difficult. My husband and I separated 6 months ago.  I did not want the separation – I wanted to continue to work on our marriage. My…

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June 14, 2017
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The Ontario family court system faces the possibility of a profound change after former Ontario Court Chief Justice Annemarie Bonkalo released a report recommending that the Law Society of Upper Canada implement specialized licences for paralegals. Such licenses would permit paralegals to perform more of the duties of a family lawyer, without a lawyer’s supervision….

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June 09, 2017
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I had an affair. I was deceitful, I was awful and I am not proud of my behaviour. I didn’t mean for it to happen – but I always knew that it was a possibility.  And if he is really honest with himself, so did my husband. We met when I was 25 and he…

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June 05, 2017
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When you are going through a separation from your spouse, it is inevitably an emotional journey. Whether the separation is amicable for both parties or it is a bitter parting, there are many reasons why it is not advisable to negotiate your separation without the assistance of a lawyer. If you are navigating the difficult…

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June 02, 2017
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We met in university and were the first of our friends to get married. We had our kids soon after we graduated and I chose to stay at home and be a mom, while he worked hard to establish himself in his career. He was an extremely difficult man and was never really happy —…

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