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Thanksgiving, Covid19 and a Recent Separation – what a year its been.

My husband and I separated in August. We were one of those couples that you have been hearing […]

  November 25, 2020 - 7am
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Taking the Reins of Your Aging Parents Finances. What You Need to Know…

You are beginning to realize it may be time to take over. Perhaps you have visited recently, and […]

  November 19, 2020 - 8am
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It never occurred to me that my wife would undermine my relationship with my children after divorce

When I asked my wife for a divorce 2 years ago after 17 years of marriage, it wasn’t […]

  November 16, 2020 - 3pm
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Blog Response to “My teenagers has chosen to move out and live with their dad.”

This is my situation too. Almost 14 year old son. Divorced since he was a baby. His Dad […]

  November 13, 2020 - 7am
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Thankfully I got immediate Legal Advice after my wife told me to leave the family home…

I don’t think that I will ever forget the night that my wife came home and told me […]

  October 31, 2020 - 9am
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What happens when parents disagree over whether or not school is safe for a child?

Many parents have recently found themselves in disagreement over whether or not in-person learning at school is safe […]

  October 28, 2020 - 8am
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Covid-19 didn’t cause the break-up of my marriage, it helped me see the light!

To be honest, I have been thinking about divorce for a while.  My husband and I have had our […]

  October 25, 2020 - 7pm
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Can I get divorced during the COVID-19 pandemic and more burning family law questions

The pandemic has forced couples and families into close quarters, disrupting routines and, in the case of some […]

  April 22, 2020 - 8am
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Closure

Why does closure seem so important when you are ending your marriage? As we let go of our […]

  April 14, 2020 - 6pm
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HOW TO ASK FOR A DIVORCE: 4 KEY INGREDIENTS

1.      BE PATIENT So many clients come to me and say “How could he/she be surprised that I want […]

  February 24, 2020 - 1pm
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Our Blog

Why Choose Collaborative Law?

The truth is most couples don’t think about working together when it comes to their divorce.  But a […]

  February 05, 2020 - 2pm
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Was going to court worth it?

When all was said and done, my divorce cost me way more than I originally thought or budgeted […]

  January 30, 2020 - 12pm
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You aren’t getting over your Ex until you get under someone else!

Hey readers…. If the last person you slept with was your ex you’re in a jam! You can’t […]

  December 18, 2019 - 7am
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Divorce and Real Estate

How to handle your largest asset during the painful process of separation We’ve all heard the statistics. In […]

  December 16, 2019 - 2pm
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Excluded Property: Estate Planning and Family Law

The Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3 (“FLA”) defines a category of property known as “excluded property” that […]

  December 06, 2019 - 3pm
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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be separated for a certain amount of time before I can get divorced?

In most cases, in order for a divorce to be granted, you must have lived separate and apart […]

  December 18, 2019 - 6pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

I need money but I am separated and all our funds are tied up in our matrimonial home. What can I do?

When it comes to divorce, nothing seems to come easy. One of the most difficult aspects is splitting […]

  March 22, 2019 - 8am
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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Misconceptions: What are the differences between Common Law Relationships and Marriage?

Married spouses and common law spouses have different rights in family law. In a common law relationship, one […]

  February 21, 2017 - 6am
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How can I be Empowered Before, During, and After My Divorce? Watch a panel discussion.

It’s never easy when a marriage or significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the split – and […]

  December 12, 2016 - 8pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the steps my lawyer will take once I have hired him/ her?

#1 – Contacting your spouse or his/her lawyer The first step your family law lawyer will be taking in […]

  October 17, 2016 - 6am
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Gets “Legal Custody” of the Family Pet After a Divorce?

Amidst the decisions that need to be made before and during a divorce, one potentially perplexing question is […]

  October 14, 2016 - 6am
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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when both parties want to stay in the family home?

Q.  My husband and I have been married for 20 years. We have two children in high school […]

  October 02, 2016 - 8am
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any Advantage to Filing for Divorce First?

In many divorce cases, it is clear to both parties what is coming. Sometimes, however, it blindsides a […]

  September 20, 2016 - 5am
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Frequently Asked Questions

How are child support payments decided during an Ontario Divorce?

Parents of a child in Ontario must provide financial support, regardless of whether or not they were married. […]

  September 20, 2016 - 4am
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Frequently Asked Questions

Cross-Canada Checkup: Property Rights on Marriage Breakdown and Death

Canadians are increasingly mobile within Canada. Former spouses relocate to a new province after a marriage breakdown to […]

  September 20, 2016 - 4am
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Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of Mediation vs. Litigation

Litigation Mediation Costs The costs of litigating a divorce case vary widely, but are enormously more expensive than […]

  August 14, 2016 - 2am
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution process, where an individual or tribunal acts in a judicial capacity, by […]

  April 20, 2016 - 3pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is involved in a Common Law/Cohabitation Separation in Canada?

There is a common misconception that the only difference between common law and married spouses is a “legal […]

  April 13, 2016 - 11am
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens in Divorce Mediation?

Instead of litigating the issues arising from separation, separating spouses can choose to agree to mediation.  Mediation is […]

  April 12, 2016 - 5pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

Could a judge ever refuse my divorce?

There are only three reasons why a judge cannot grant a divorce alone (leaving support, property and other […]

  April 12, 2016 - 6am
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Forum

Forum

My wife wonders about divorce, separation, open marriage

I’m in my late 50s as is my wife of several decades. We enjoy our lives […]

  October 21, 2020 - 7pm

Forum

16 Year Old Moved in with Dad :(

I have been divorced from my Narcissist, cheating ex for 7 years now. He left for […]

  October 15, 2020 - 4pm

Forum

Separating During COVID

I am in the process of Separating with my husband. We are stuck in the house […]

  September 24, 2020 - 6pm

Forum

One week into divorce separation

One week into divorce separation And I am completely lost. I am a 38-year-old man who’s […]

  August 08, 2020 - 7pm

Forum

Messy House- ISO escape

Marriage is sacred and I really don’t want to give up. However, I work two jobs […]

  August 06, 2020 - 11pm