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Co-parenting the first day of school

7 Tips for an easier back-to-school season Firsts are always tough for families after a divorce or separation. Who will be there? Will it be awkward? Will there be conflict? With many families getting ready…

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The Divorce Act has grown up, but will we?

The changes to the Divorce Act are a sensible step in the evolution of family law. Fractured families have new hope of achieving resolutions that truly meet their needs while experiencing less stress, lower costs…

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What to Do When Your Spouse’s Addiction Gets Worse During the Pandemic

If you’re dealing with your spouse’s addiction and are thinking about getting a divorce, there are unique legal issues and strategies you might have to grapple with. Read the full article here.

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Supporting Children Through Separation and Divorce: How Collaborative Divorce Can Help

Ryan Osbourne and Stephanie Stavro-Pearce It is no secret that separation and divorce can negatively affect children – and children’s health experts agree. The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has highlighted that most children going through…

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Five Reasons Why You Should Choose Collaborative Divorce, Especially During Covid-19

One: It’s Faster Traditional litigation can be a lengthy, time-consuming process, and it can take years to reach a resolution. With litigation, the courts decide when and how a matter moves forward. Even at the…

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Collaborative Divorce Toronto, Covid-19 Member Update

Dear Members This has been a challenging time for all of us.  Please know that we on the board of directors have you all in our thoughts and we hope that you and your families…

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Who’s in Your Herd?

Given the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 pandemic and the extra stresses it brings, I reached out to some of the family professionals in our Collaborative community to hear how they’re working with separating and…

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Child Care Expense Deductions After Divorce

Continuing education is an important part of keeping our community up-to-date and effective, as well as building strong working relationships within our group. Beyond the CPT offered events the following opportunities will also count towards…

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CBC Radio Rebroadcast of ‘BreakUp’, with Collaborative Professionals

In Case You Missed It… How do kids feel when they find themselves caught in the middle of parental conflict? Or when they’re asked to take sides? Listen to their stories, with help from Collaborative…

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New divorce act holds beneficial changes

Impending changes to the federal Divorce Act will support a more child-focused approach to parenting issues and encourage parties to use non-adversarial approaches to resolving their issues, such as Collaborative Practice and mediation. Click here…

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A Different Way to Divorce

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Age of Consent and Medical Issues

When does a child have autonomy to decide about his/her own medical treatment?  Who decides about access to a child’s health records? In Ontario, there is no specific age that determines when a child has…

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