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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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Finding A ‘Lifeline’ Through Divorce

When Miriam and Andrew Grenville’s 20-year marriage ended in 2006, they agreed on one thing – protecting their children from collateral damage was their utmost priority.  So when Miriam’s friend recommended she look into collaborative…

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Divorce Corp. Reviews Point to Collaboration

Recently, the internet has been abuzz with talk of the controversial new American documentary, Divorce Corp. The film describes itself as a documentary about the U.S. family law industry and while up here in Canada, the film…

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Is Collaborative Family Law Only for “Simple” Divorces?

A common reason why some separating couples feel like they need to go straight to court is that they consider their situation to be complicated. It’s a misconception that alternative legal methods like Collaborative Practice are only…

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January weather is nasty – divorce doesn’t need to be

January is the time of year when people vow to eat healthier, exercise more, and stop to take stock of their lives. Sadly, January also has a reputation as the time of year when many…

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Collaborative Divorce is Truly Different

While divorce is always difficult and requires healing afterwards, it doesn’t always have to be a long and drawn out battle where every interaction is like stepping into a boxing ring. Michael Zeytoonian, a lawyer…

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Client Satisfaction During the Collaborative Process

A separation is so much more than dividing assets, time, and responsibilities. One of the reasons we practice collaborative law is that we believe the legal method a family chooses during a divorce contributes significantly…

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Stay on the same parenting team and win with your kids

As collaborative professionals in the Toronto area, we are encouraged when we see other professionals advocating for collaborative separations and working with families to make their transitions as seamless as possible. We recently came across legal…

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Ask a Collaborative Professional: Will the kids be ok?

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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How to stay in control of your separation

It’s common for people to feel like when they decide to separate from their spouse, they will have to fight for a long time and then they are ultimately at the mercy of a judge…

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Ask a Collaborative Professional: Post-Separation Parenting

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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Separating when the kids go to college? They’ll need your help to adjust.

While there are many reasons for a couple to decide to end their marriage at a specific time, the season when kids move out of the house is certainly a common one. There are lots…

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