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These articles were first published in the Ontario Divorce Magazine and are reprinted here with their full permission.

  • 7 KEY FACTORS WHEN NEGOTIATING YOUR DIVORCE SETTLEMENT
    Divorce is often the most emotional time in a person's life. It is also when permanent, life-altering financial decisions must be made. If you are in this situation then, naturally, you may be experiencing fear of the unknown. Fortunately, education helps to alleviate that fear.
  • CHILD SUPPORT OVERVIEW
    All parents have a legal obligation to support their children. The amount of child support payable or receivable post-divorce is based on a number of different factors; here’s a general overview of how child support works.
  • COLLABORATIVE LAW : THE KINDER GENTLER DIVORCE
    See why the Collaborative Law is considered the kinder, gentler divorce, and how this alternative process might become a future trend when it comes to divorce.
  • COLLABORATIVE LAW AND MEDIATION : EXPANDING THE NON-ADVERSARIAL MENU FOR DIVORCING COUPLES
    Dr. Barbara Landau explores three forms of alternative dispute resolution: collaborative law, collaborative divorce, and collaborative mediation.
  • COMMON LAW RELATIONSHIPS IN CANADA
    Common-law relationships are on the rise: according to Statistics Canada, the number of common-law couples is growing at 16 times the rate of marriages. There's a lot of confusion about the rights and obligations arising from this kind of relationship -- especially when it breaks up. Here's a brief primer.
  • FOUR-WAY MEETINGS
    See the detailed aspects of the collaborative divorce process, and how it will develop through four way meetings with you, your spouse and your attorneys, as well as additional professionals.
  • CHILD CUSTODY -- IS A CUSTODY BATTLE BEST FOR YOUR CHILDREN?
    Beware of letting your children get involved in the case through an extended custody tug-of-war -- it will backfire on you.
  • MEDIATION FOR SELF-PRESERVATION
    When your family breaks up, it feels like your very survival is threatened. Mediation merges all of the aspects of repairing a broken family – including the legal, financial, and emotional facets.
  • PENSIONS AND DIVORCE IN CANADA
    A pension can be the most valuable asset to be divided in a divorce. Here are a few key points you should know about pension division in Canada.
  • SAFE HABOR: A FINANCIALLY SECURE FUTURE
    Here's help navigating the dangerous waters of divorce so you'll reach safe harbor: a financially sound future.
  • DATING AND THE SINGLE PARENT
    Re-entering the dating world can be stressful and complicated - especially when you have children. Here are a few tips to make dating easier on you and your kids.
  • DISCOVERING YOUR FINANCIAL REALITY
    Understanding your financial situation will give you a sense of control over your life — before, during and after divorce.
  • THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
    If you're feeling stuck in your divorce recovery, you may need to forgive your ex — and yourself.