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How Long Will It Take?


"How Long Will It Take?"

"How long will it take?" followed by "How much will it cost?" are, often, the two first questions people ask when they have committed to getting a divorce.  As I am not a lawyer, I'll address the answer to this question as a...

Early Neutral Consultations, Navigating Your Divorce

Navigating your divorce can be painstaking, especially when you are expected to understand the way things work from a legal requirement perspective. If you've never been divorced before why should you know, right? Early Neutral Consultations help divorcees understand the road map and can have many beneficial effects from process choice, asset distribution and...

Divorce in Style – But What Style?

It's evident that how you decide to divorce is just as important as why you are divorcing.  Sometimes, actually, how you decide to divorce is more important to the outcome than you could ever imagine.  People tend to position themselves in substantive issues.  "He did this", "she did that" tends to trigger years of bitterness and...

Custody: The Empty Battle

I have a guest blogger today. Paul Steckley is a family law lawyer in Mississauga and in this blog he discusses considerations when attempting to resolve issues regarding custody of the children of divorce. His message is so important that I am honoured to share it with you! PaulSteckley more

Divorce: Positioning versus Interests

People who are going through a separation and subsequent divorce often dig their heels in based on the positions they take. Wife says, "I want to keep the house". Husband says, "I can't afford to help you keep the house."...and thus the anger entrenches, the logic becomes clouded by emotion and the mind...

Child Custody

There are so many misconceptions regarding child custody in divorce cases. The first of which is the access to the child. If you have sole custody it doesn't mean that you have the child all the time. When negotiating your divorce settlement there are three things to consider, (if you have children),...