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When one spouse owns a business

Business owners and high net worth clients are encouraged to use Collaborative Practice when they face a separation, according to a Globe and Mail – Business Section article published last week titled, “How to protect…

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How to protect your small business from a marital breakdown

“Business owners who devote their lives to create a thriving business are ill prepared for family breakdown and divorce. When it comes, a reality in the modern world where approximately 50 per cent of marriages…

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Interview with Victoria Smith on 91.7 ABC

Victoria Smith, Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee, was interviewed on 91.7 ABC about Collaborative Practice.

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Breaking Bad Parents

In a recent Toronto Star article, a Hamilton Superior Court ruling was dubbed a ‘cautionary tale’ to separating parents. Justice Alex Pazaratz issued a creative warning to divorcing couples in a recent custody battle decision, drawing…

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Ask a collaborative professional: unexpected financial challenges

Collaborative Practice Toronto is a community of collaborative professionals working to provide information to families considering a collaborative divorce. We also exist as a resource for legal, family, and financial professionals looking to become involved…

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Ask a collaborative professional: financial conflict during divorce

Collaborative Practice Toronto is a community of collaborative professionals working to provide information to families considering a collaborative divorce. We also exist as a resource for legal, family, and financial professionals looking to become involved…

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10 years after a collaborative divorce

Divorce, especially when you have children, isn’t exactly a neat and tidy event where you make decisions, come to an agreement, and pretend like the marriage never happened. Divorce itself is a process and requires…

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5 Ways Divorce Impacts Your Taxes in Canada

With tax season barely in our rearview mirrors, but still fresh in our minds, now is probably a good time to talk about the effects of divorce on your taxes. As you might remember, getting…

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A Financially Responsible Separation

Any kind of major transition a family makes has financial ramifications. There are exciting changes, like a baby arriving, or unexpected disappointments, like losing a job. Separating from your spouse is certainly one of these…

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What is “Conscious Uncoupling”?

As anyone who went online in the last week knows, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have decided to end their marriage. Interestingly, the angle many news outlets are choosing to focus on is the language the couple…

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What Is ‘Conscious Uncoupling’? Experts Unpack Gwyneth Paltrow’s Split Announcement

Even when it comes to divorce, Gwyneth Paltrow is an aspirational lifestyle brand. When the actress announced her separation from husband and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on Tuesday, she described it as a “conscious uncoupling.”…

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Why Canada’s move toward cooperation in divorce is a good one

Nine years ago, Dr. Julie Macfarlane prepared an interesting family law study for the Department of Justice that painted a picture of what family law looks like in Canada and how the exponential growth of collaborative family law was…

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