The Lawyer’s Role in the Collaborative Process

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently had the opportunity to review a lawyer’s role in the collaborative process when the husband in a family law matter (Mr. Elliott) brought a motion to have the lawyer acting for his ex removed as solicitor of record.  Mr. Elliott argued that the lawyer should be removed on the basis …

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Being the Single Parent of an Infant

Sometimes divorce is inevitable, and it often happens at the most inconvenient times. One of those times is just before, or just after, the birth of a new baby. That means the responsibilities of late-night feedings, diaper-changes and other sleep-robbing parenting tasks will fall on only one of you. While you and your Toronto divorce …

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I Feel Like My Spouse is Using Me

All marriages have rough patches, and many people question whether they should “stick it out” or head their separate ways. If you’ve chosen to work through difficult times together, it’s natural to assume that you and your spouse have the same goal in mind—but what if you feel as if your other half is just …

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Dealing with a Hurtful Ex

You and your ex might not be on the best terms. Because divorce involves such intense emotions, it’s fairly common for people to behave in ways they wouldn’t under normal circumstances. In some cases, one party seems to fixate on hurting the other—and generally, that’s bad news all around. When your ex just seems to …

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The New Home Checklist for Divorcés

Whether you’re still in the process of looking for a Toronto divorce lawyer or you’re getting ready to pack up your belongings and move out, you need to be prepared to establish your own household. While things like towels, dishes and bedding are probably the last thing on your mind while you’re going through a …

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Coping with an Unexpected Divorce

If you were surprised by the news that your spouse wanted to split up, as many people are, you might be left scratching your head and wondering, “What next?” Coping with an unexpected divorce poses special challenges, because you’re forced to run through a wide range of emotions in a relatively short period of time. …

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Dining Out During Divorce: A Recipe for Disaster?

During your divorce, you’re probably pressed for time; between work, kids and meetings with your Toronto divorce lawyer, there are probably mere moments left to spare before you collapse into bed at night. That might mean it’s pretty tempting to eat fast food, order delivery or simply stop by your favourite restaurant when dinnertime hits… …

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Keeping Your Emotions in Check During Divorce

Divorce creates a whirlwind of emotions. From anxiety and nervousness about what the future holds to regret and despair over what’s happened in the past, a divorce has a way of dredging up many negative feelings that are uncomfortable, at best. So how do you keep it all together until you’re out of the eye …

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3 Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Ex

You don’t have to be best friends with your ex. You don’t even have to like each other. However, there’s a good chance that you’ll have to deal with—and at least tolerate—your ex during your divorce. If you have young kids, you’ll be faced with the tough chore of dealing with your ex long after …

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Did Money Matter(s) Before Marriage?

Your grandmother may have told you not to get married until you could talk about money—and if you followed her advice, you were probably better prepared to take the leap than most. Money is one of the most sensitive subjects a couple can broach, and it’s the cause of a whole host of problems during …

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