Online Mediation Services for Separating Couples in Ontario

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Couple in mediation

Introduction Divorce mediation is an alternative method for couples wanting an amicable divorce and are seeking a less adversarial and more collaborative approach to divorce proceedings. The traditional divorce process using divorce lawyers can be a very adversarial process. Divorce mediation (also known as Family Mediation) allows spouses to work together with the help of […]

Divorce and Pets

What Happens to Family Pets in a Divorce in Ontario? In Ontario, family pets are considered to be property under the law, and they are subject to the same property division rules as other assets and debts in a divorce. This means that the ownership of the pet will be determined based on who legally […]

Ten Questions Regarding the Matrimonial Home

Here are ten questions that you may want to ask about the matrimonial home when going through a separation: Who owns the home? If the home is jointly owned, you and your spouse may have an equal right to possession of the home. . What is the value of the home? Determining the value of the home […]

Tips to Avoid a Messy Divorce

Divorce can be a challenging and emotional process, but there are steps you can take to help avoid a messy divorce. Here are some tips: Consider alternative dispute resolution: Mediation can be an effective alternative to a contentious divorce. Mediation involves working with a neutral third party to reach an agreement on issues such as […]

The Matrimonial Home

What Is A Matrimonial Home? The Family Law Act defines a matrimonial home as folows: Every property in which a person has an interest and that is or, if the spouses have separated, was at the time of separation ordinarily occupied by the person and his or her spouse as their family residence is their […]

The Cost of a Separation

The cost of a separation varies depending on several factors, such as the complexity of your case, the duration of the process, and the type of legal support you require. Here are some of the expenses you may encounter during a separation: Legal fees: If you hire a lawyer, you will need to pay their […]

Communicating with your Spouse

Communicating your spouse

Tips on communicating with your spouse when going through a separation. Communicating with your spouse during a separation can be challenging, however it is important to try to maintain open and respectful communication. If you have children together or need to make decisions about shared property or finances it is imperative that you are able to […]

Preparing for your Separation

Preparing for your Separation

What do I need to do to prepare for my separation? Preparing for your separation can feel overwhelming, however, taking some steps ahead of time can help you feel more in control of the situation. Here are some things you may want to consider when preparing for a separation: Gather important documents: Make copies of […]

Mediation versus Litigation

Couple in mediation

Mediation or Litigation, what is best for me? This article summarizes the differences between these two options and hopefully it will help you make a decision on what is best for your situation. Overview of Family Mediation: Divorce Mediation is a confidential process, guided by a neutral third party, who assists separating couples work through […]

Financial Disclosure

Financial disclosure

What is financial disclosure and why is it important? Financial Disclosure means that you and your spouse provide accurate financial information to each other to ensure that you both have the information you need to make important financial decisions.  Providing complete disclosure of all assets and liabilities as of your date of separation will help […]