Healing after Divorce, One Day at a Time

After years of marriage, it’s easy to lose sight of who you were when you were on your own. Because you are so used to being half of a couple, it’s perfectly normal to feel incomplete during divorce. You will start to feel “normal” again, but it will be a new normal – and it …

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When Your Ex Lashes Out at You

It’s not uncommon for ex-spouses to be resentful during and after (sometimes long after) divorce. While it’s not emotionally healthy to hold on to resentment, it can be really difficult to let go. Resentment can even cause physical ailments, such as high blood pressure, anxiety and an elevated risk of alcohol or substance abuse. If …

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What People Going Through Divorce Really Want to Hear

Well-meaning friends and family often don’t know what to say when someone they care about is going through a divorce. That’s how you end up hearing, “Well, it’s for the best,” “You’re better off without him (or her),” or “I know how you feel,” so many times during the course of your split-up. No matter …

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Starting New Halloween Traditions after Divorce

Halloween is right around the corner. Since many parents divide up the holidays as part of their child custody agreements, this might be your first holiday as a single parent. While it can be stressful, you’re in a great position to start new traditions—and that might be just what the doctor ordered for you and your …

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Kids’ Sports: Who Goes to Practice?

When your kids are involved in school sports and your child custody agreement splits up practice days between you and your ex, who’s supposed to be sitting in the bleachers? Should you lay low on your ex’s days and expect him or her to do the same, or is it okay for both of you …

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3 Things Soccer Can Teach Us about Divorce

Soccer and divorce? While there are more than 17 rules in divorce (there’s a Divorce Act in Ontario that your Mississauga divorce lawyer can fill you in on, if you’d like), there are a few parallels we can pull from the sport that might help you navigate the process more easily. Pay Attention to the …

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How Much is Child Support Going to Be?

Whether you’re a parent who’s just thinking about divorce or you’re already working with a Mississauga divorce lawyer, you’re likely wondering, “How much is child support going to be?” Ontario courts use specific formulas to determine child support, and the total amount that changes hands is dependent on the number of kids you have, your …

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Divorce and the Special Needs Child

Your special needs child might have a hard time adjusting during and after your divorce, and that makes things even harder on you. In addition to the upheaval of your child’s normal schedule and routines, you may have to deal with continuing medical treatments on your own or face new financial obligations. The good news? …

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Bad Medicine?

Divorce often results in disagreements over the kids—what they’ll wear, when they’re allowed to date and sometimes even what they should eat. While these things are important, what happens when parents disagree over their child’s medical treatment? Everything from routine immunizations to major surgeries can be contested by one parent or the other. If this …

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Forgiveness and Moving On

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s hard to process all the emotions that you experience. The last thing on your mind might be forgiveness—but with time, you might find it’s the final step you need to take before moving on. Whether you have just had an initial consultation with a Mississauga divorce lawyer or …

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