Ex's & Oh's Blog

Separation? Step One. Process Options.

Most people think they have to get a good lawyer and fight for their rights.  Some even go as far as to believe that the more they fight, the better the outcome.  Sadly, this is not always true.  It is typically just the opposite.  If you are separating, step one should be understanding...


Estate Planning, Separation & Divorce

By Guest Blogger - Dorisa Nachla, B.A., LL.B., Barrister & Solicitor, Notary Public

When you have signed your Separation Agreement, you will no doubt feel like there is a great weight lifted off your shoulders. The last think you want to think about is adding new legal items to your “To Do” list....


Cost-Effective Separation and Divorce

A cost-effective separation and divorce may be top of mind for some people, lately. Being forced to co-mingle with your spouse during COVID lock-down may have made those daunting thoughts of 'being over' all that much more apparent. Perhaps, not having many options for escape may have strengthened your resolve to...


Online Mediation during COVID-19

While most family professionals are trying to ramp up their knowledge of how to work digitally, Financial Divorce Services & Family Mediation has been working with online mediations for years. Back in 2015, I completed an online mediation course which detailed how online mediation was different from in-person mmore

Eligible Dependent Credit

Are you eligible to claim the Eligible Dependent Credit on your Canadian taxes? For separating couples in Canada this can be a bit confusing to sort out, especially when you are in the transition stage of negotiating your Separation Agreement. While there tend to be a lot of grey areas CRA...


How Much Does It Cost?

"How much does it cost?" is, typically, the number one question potential mediation clients ask me.  The second is "How long will it take?"  It depends.  That's always the answer, right?  There are many different ways to go through the divorce process.  As a mediator, I'm going to talk about mediation, for the most part.



Would you be a good family mediation client?

Couple arms crossed Would you be a good family mediation client? I always say that any conflict can be resolved in mediation. The personalities of the client can, sometimes, make the job of the Mediator more difficult.  That's where the skill set of the Mediator and process delivery...

The Role of a Mediator – Is Mediation Right for YOU?

Clients often choose mediation as their preferred method for resolution, for several reasons, but they often don't know the answer to this question - What is the role of a Mediator?  Others understand the role but they are so desperate for an outcome that they feel that their Mediator is 'all knowing' and client's try...

Married or Not Married?

Does it matter if “I do?” What if “I don’t?”

By Marian Gage The Angus Reid Institute recently published a poll indicating more than half of the respondents feel that being married is not important to them. Younger Canadians are waiting longer to get married, or they are not getting married at all. The same poll indicates that most Canadians...