What is Collaborative Family Law?

What is Collaborative Family Law?

Changes to the Divorce Act came into effect in March 2021 that will affect the way lawyers talk to our clients about divorce.  There is now a clearly stated obligation for family lawyers to specifically discuss consensual dispute resolution options, including negotiation, collaborative family law...
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What is a “Child-Centred” Divorce?

What is a “Child-Centred” Divorce?

You may have heard the terms “child-focused” or “child-centred” used in connection with separation and divorce. What do those words mean? Being child-focused means seeing the separation and the new family structure from your child’s perspective. Before separation, your kids were used to seeing...
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Is January really divorce month?

Is January really divorce month?

Anecdotally, lawyers perceive January as being a very busy month for people seeking a divorce.  It has been historically known as “Divorce Month.”  I’m not aware of actual statistics that bear this out, but it does appear that many families try to keep it together until after the holidays....
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