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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....

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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...

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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.

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In Mediation Should You Drop Your Pearls?

mediation is different, just like every family is different.  Different personalities and different ways of perceiving solutions to problems bring different results.  And with all that differing should mediators drop their pearls of wisdom and share past experiences? Let's face it, we all see solutions to problems based on our past experiences.  Mediators are no different. ...
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Holiday Season Traditions After Separation

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Making Holiday Season traditions work after separation?

If this is your first Holiday Season after your separation  it's likely that some of your family traditions will change, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worst.  Either way, what was norm is no longer so how do you reach...
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The Cost of Divorce? What to Consider.

cost-1174922_640The Cost of Divorce - The Money Cost

When divorcees think about the cost of divorce they often think about the money cost.  Typically, the first thing that comes to mind is how much their lawyer is going to bill them.  Fear of the unknown legal sum...
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What About the Furniture?

settee-147701__180So, what about the furniture?  Clients will often ask how to deal with the furniture when they divorcing.  Sometimes the physical items also include things like tools, music and camera equipment.  How are these things to be valued and split in a reasonable fashion? There are a few options available to couples when it...
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Divorced? About to Be? There’s an App for That!

If you are divorced, and have kids to plan for, there may be an app for that. Seems there's an app for almost everything these days. If you're recently divorced, or about to be, there are many options to help parents to co-parent without even having to talk much. These apps or...
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