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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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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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Isn’t it a Bad Idea to Give Up My Right to Go to Court?

If you are asking this question you certainly are not alone. Many clients and lawyers in the world of family law are puzzled at the way Collaborative Practice excludes court. Here’s why the exclusion makes…

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New and Deeper Meaning to “Using Your Brain”

What is “neuro awareness” and how can it help you resolve your separation and divorce issues?  The Chair of Collaborative Practice Toronto, Nathalie Boutet, was interviewed extensively about this in the February 2017 issue of Law Pro…

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Complexity Welcome in Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Process is well-suited to support couples and families with complex financial and legal issues. One of our CPT members wrote about a particularly challenging file for the Ontario Bar Association’s newsletter. There was a…

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Attend graduations in peace

June is graduation month!  One of the most important goals for many separating couples choosing Collaborative Practice is to be able to peacefully attend graduations, birthday parties and other important milestones together. Working together to create…

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