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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,...

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...

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...

Essential Elements of Any Separation Agreement

Before beginning to think about a separation agreement, it is important to know all about the essential elements that are required by law. The basics elements that must be included are property (the ownership and divisions of property) and support...

Options to Consider for Your Child Custody Agreement

Before you begin to draft your child custody agreement, you need to understand the difference between two terms: custody and access. Custody refers to the right to make important decisions about your child’s health and wellbeing, religious practices and...

Can I Get a Marriage Contract After I’m Married?

Not all marriage contracts are prenups. Did you know that you can have a marriage contract at anytime throughout your marriage to deal with issues regarding your property and income flow? Watch this video to learn...