Why Marriages Breakdown

Top 5 reasons couples separate or divorce  Different values and interests – (this is huge, do your homework prior to marriage; do you want kids? If so, how many? What will your role be in your marriage, stay at home parent/will both of you work? What are your education desires? Will you both be involved with running the finances, budgets etc in your home/family? Where do you see yourselves living? What are your faiths, do they have some common ground?) Abuse —… read more


Drama and Divorce

Drama and Divorce Don’t Mix – dwelling on the reason that your marriage ended when you’re negotiating the outcome of your marital property, will only make the process drag on. Divorce inevitably means transition, fear, anxiety, anger, resentment and these are only just a few of the words used by most, when describing their feelings and state of mind upon being faced with divorce/separation. If your main objective in your divorce is to be financially compensated for whatever reason your marriage… read more


1st Christmas After Divorce

Is this the first year that you’re spending the holidays in 2 separate homes after going through a separation/divorce? The family unit may have changed, but Christmas in the eyes of our children is still that special time of year that brings something good to everyone. As long as it doesn’t become a tug of war around who gets to be with the children for what part of the holiday, then new traditions can become just as special as the… read more


Consent letter re; children & travel

  If you’re planning a vacation that does not include BOTH parents to your child/ren, here’s a simple form to fill in as a “letter of consent” so that your holiday plans can go off without a hitch. http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/children/consent-letter, click the title above.  


Fall/Winter PAS schedule

Do you have children and are you getting divorced? Alberta mandates a Parenting After Separation (PAS) Course that both of you will be required to take. Please find the fall and winter schedule by clicking on the link below; http://www.mtroyal.ca/cs/groups/public/documents/pdf/ce_pas_f14.pdf


Prenups a “must” for Most Couples

Isn’t it true that in this day and age we’re shifting our focus to being pro-active, rather than reactive to most topics? For instance; Health – the media is all about what we can do to prevent illness such as; increase our daily exercise. Nutrition – what foods to eat and not to eat, when it’s best to eat, how often we should eat throughout the day, red wine or no wine at all (what would life be like without… read more


2nd Marriages

PROTECTING CLIENTS IN SECOND MARRIAGES Rayann Huang / August 1, 2011 More articles on: Divorce PRINTEMAILSHARE: inShare “All you need is love” is probably not what Beatle Paul McCartney hummed after his $50-million divorce from Heather Mills in 2008. In hindsight, he also needed a prenuptial agreement. According to the latest Statistics Canada research, 43% of marriages are expected to end in divorce before the 50th wedding anniversary. In a 2009 study by Dr. Anne-Marie Lambert of York University, of… read more


Preparing ahead, not reacting later

Isn’t it true that in this day and age we’re shifting our focus to being pro-active, rather than reactive to most topics? For instance; Health – the media is all about what we can do to prevent illness such as; increase our daily exercise. Nutrition – what foods to eat and not to eat, when it’s best to eat, how often we should eat throughout the day, red wine or  no wine at all (what would life be like without wine at… read more


Does ‘forever’ exist anymore?

You can’t help, but take notice to all of the controversy surrounding extra marital affairs as of late, now that the Ashley Madison event is front and center to every news channel and every newspaper out there. I was listening to the radio on my way into work today and hearing the different perspectives from people of all ages, some married and some single. Some conclude and accept that having 1 partner for your entire life is not normal and… read more


Family vacations are almost over

Does this article surprise you? My personal observations from my experience of working in the industry of building respectful separation plans for countless of couples by way of mediation over the last 7 years, brings the content of this article below to the reality for some. If your relationship is rocky and maybe you’ve uttered the words ‘separation’ or ‘divorce’ to your spouse, but nothing concrete has happened yet is it because you’re holding out for after the planned family vacation… read more