5 Tips for Reducing Divorce Stress

A separation or divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotional experiences in life. At times it feels like you cannot breathe. At other times you feel so angry that you’re vibrating. It is important that you don’t let divorce define you. There are things you can do to get through this chaotic… Read More…

Grey Divorce is on the Rise – What are the Implications?

We plan for many things in life. We plan for graduation, our first car, the first home we purchase. We plan for marriage and, perhaps, children. However, most Nova Scotians – most Canadians – never plan for the end of marriage. We’re especially unprepared for the end of long-term marriages, those that exceed 25 years…. Read More…

Are Men Better Dads After Divorce?

Now I know this headline is going to be a contentious point for some readers, however, it’s a question I’ve been asked more times than I can count. The first time was in 2011 when I started to work as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. In 2013, I received training in the Collaborative Law team… Read More…

I’m Not a Divorce Coach But Sometimes It Feels Like I Am

When I am working with clients who are going through a divorce, as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) my focus is helping them understand the financial implications of the divorce. Many of my clients are over the age of 50 and are coming out of a 25, 30 and yes, 40-year marriage. It is… Read More…

When is Mediation the Right Option?

It is important to know that not all situations are appropriate for mediation. In the last year, I have done several workshops with the Nova Scotia Community Health Team. The most common inquiries at these public workshops have to do with disputes regarding shared driveways or fences. Many of these participants have already been to… Read More…

What You Need To Know To Achieve a Successful Divorce

Believe it or not, there are five different types of processes for you to choose from when going through a divorce. Choosing the right process will be the key to a successful resolution. It’s important to review each option and to understand that the option your best friend chose may not be the right option… Read More…

Divorce Mediation Procedures Explained

Initiating Mediation Both parties must be willing to participate in divorce mediation – it cannot be forced onto a partner or spouse. In many cases, one partner contacts a divorce mediator for information about the procedure. Every mediator has their own procedure. In our firm, each party must complete the intake form and schedule an… Read More…

How Mediation Is Very Different from Meditation

The confusion between the two words actually comes up more often than you might think… In September of 2017 I was hosting a seminar on “Mediation: A Healthier Way of Resolving Dispute and/or Conflict: Alternative to Court”. I thought the title clearly stated what I was going to be talking about. As I was preparing… Read More…

Where To Start If You Are Thinking Of Mediation For Your Divorce

Mediation is a better way to guide couples through the difficult challenges that surround separation and divorce. Mediation diffuses conflict and promotes communication. Mediation does not just avoid the hostilities that litigation can create, it preserves important assets that litigation can consume. The mediator remains neutral and helps you and your partner create an agreement… Read More…

Are You going through a Divorce? Here is a Financial Checklist

One of the most often asked questions, when someone is going through a divorce, is, “What financial documents do I need?” Here is a checklist for clients to use so that all the important financial information is collected. >> Checklist for Separation and Divorce   [social_warfare]

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