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What is collaborative family law?

| April 24, 2016

This new concept originated in California. It is based on the idea that an increasing number of separating spouses want to settle their issues with the use of professionals in... View More

What is a DRO?

| April 23, 2016

A dispute resolution officer (DRO) is a lawyer who is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, has practiced primarily in the field of family... View More

What is a Parenting Coordinator?

| April 22, 2016

A Parenting Coordinator (‘PC’) helps separated parents resolve parenting disagreements.  PC’s are usually social workers and psychologists, although there are a growing number of lawyers now working as PC’s.  PC’s... View More

How can mediation help us?

| April 21, 2016

When a marriage ends, each spouse usually wants to resolve all outstanding issues as quickly and inexpensively as possible. But at the time of separation, there may be poor communication... View More

What is the cost of mediation?

| April 19, 2016

Family mediators operate as private businesses and are not regulated, therefore, their fees can vary. Some courts and community agencies offer mediation services for fees that are charged according to... View More

Is mediation really voluntary?

| April 17, 2016

Let’s be honest… Separating spouses are not running to line up for any process to commemorate the death of their relationship. The separating spouse is usually in pain, angry, confused,... View More

How will our property be divided?

| April 28, 2016

Ontario’s Family Law Act provides a formula for dividing the value of assets and debts that were acquired during the marriage. The method is called equalization of net family properties.... View More

Will I have to share my pension?

| April 27, 2016

A spouse’s pension is treated the same as any other asset that a spouse accumulated during the marriage. That means the spouse with the pension gets credit for the value... View More

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