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Reading List for Separating Parents

In this day and age, when a family is experiencing a separation, one of the first places looked to for information is the internet. Alas, you found this blog post with a reading list for separating parents. The ease with which information is now available to us via the great world wide web has positive [...]

Parenting Plan Guidelines for Separating Parents

The AFCC – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Ontario has put together a draft parenting plan and guidelines that be used at no cost. A parenting plan is a written document that sets out how the parents plan to raise their children after separation, including the sharing of time and decisions relating to the [...]

By | February 27th, 2020|children, divorce, mediation, negotiation, parenting, separation|0 Comments

Living Together While Separating

Sometimes couples continue to live together temporarily in the family home after they have decided to separate. As you can imagine, there are benefits and challenges to living together while separating. On the one hand, living together while separating can be less expensive than maintaining two homes. It also delays the need to make major [...]

Your Date of Separation and Why It Matters

The term “date of separation” is so often used in family law that legal professionals sometimes forget the weight that it carries outside of the legal process. For many, the date of separation is an unforgettable and emotionally driven date in their timeline. As painful as this date can be, it also marks a period [...]

By | February 26th, 2019|legal advice, legal services, mediation, negotiation, separation|0 Comments

Getting Through The Holidays After Separation

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year for both the parents and the children of a separated family. While there is no real one-size-fits-all handbook for parents to follow on how to survive the holiday season with as much quality time and holiday cheer as you can, here are some tips that [...]

Unbundled Legal Services

If you are representing yourself in a family law matter, you are not alone. Over half of the litigants in family court are not represented by lawyers. For many, it is because their incomes fall above the threshold to qualify for Legal Aid but fall well below what one reasonably needs to earn to afford [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|legal advice, legal services, litigation, separation|0 Comments

When is the best time to negotiate your settlement?

People respond to separation in their own way and in their own time. Sometimes, two people can grieve the loss of the same relationship in very different ways.  This is completely normal and understandable.  But it can make the process of coming to a resolution more challenging. At some point, the issues resulting from the [...]

By | October 23rd, 2018|changes, negotiation, separation|0 Comments

Keeping Up With The Kids – extra-curricular activities when parents are separated

Although they recognize the benefits for kids, parents can sometimes feel that their lives are dictated by children's extra-curricular activites. Dance classes, hockey practices, guitar lessons, martial arts, and on and on. It's tough enough in families when the parents are together, can communicate fairly easily about these issues, and can "divide and conquer" to [...]

By | January 21st, 2015|children, parenting, separation|0 Comments