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Planning for your children’s future after Divorce

Finances and the well-being of your children are two of the most common concerns during a divorce. Add these two together and you have something to really keep you up at night. Will we be…

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Rebuilding Personal Finances After a Grey Divorce

It is true that it’s difficult to rebuild your finances after a divorce, but that shouldn’t be a compelling enough reason to stay together. As with a lot of things, knowledge is power and when…

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Tips for sharing the holidays when you’re separated or divorced

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and happiness, but for many, they can be filled with sadness and loss as families transition through separation and divorce. Maybe this year marks the…

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Income Assessment in the Gig Economy

Collaborative Lawyer Natalie Boutet for the Law Times A rise in the gig economy, as a result of the pandemic, has been making things like child and spousal support tricky during a divorce. As many…

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What is the role of a Collaborative Family Professional?

Q&A with Collaborative Divorce Toronto Member Brynie Lacob When a couple separates, oftentimes, they believe that they each need to get a lawyer and fight it out in court. It will be ugly. It will…

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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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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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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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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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