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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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How quickly can we complete our divorce?

Maybe it’s the “rip it off quickly” approach from Band-Aid removal. Maybe it’s the difficulty of continuing to live under one roof once at least one spouse has decided “it’s over”. Maybe it’s related to…

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Collaborative Process Cost Effective

The results of a survey that sought feedback from family law legal professionals about various dispute resolution methods suggests the Collaborative Process is more timely and cost-effective than litigation. Read the full article, The Cost…

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Collaborative Participation Agreement

In this Collaborative Participation Agreement, only the clients sign as parties. All professionals sign acknowledging they will abide by the Collaborative process. Click here to download the Collaborative Participation Agreement

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No Cost Collaborative Services Available to Qualifying Families

Collaborative Practice Toronto (CPT) and the Osgoode Mediation Clinic have partnered for an exciting new program: The Collaborative Practice Pro Bono Family Law Project. This program provides free Collaborative services to families of modest means going…

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Why I Chose Collaborative

“When I grow up I want to be divorced…” said no child ever! The reality is, no one has aspirations of making divorce a goal of their adult journey.  Separation isn’t pretty and it isn’t…

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Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Collaborative practice comes into its own

“Many family law disputes are better resolved with a team in a non-adversarial setting, and more lawyers are offering this kind of help.As collaborative practice grows in popularity, a number of family lawyers across the…

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