The Matrimonial Home

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

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 […]

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 […]

Divorce Day

Divorce Day

Although it is not official, the first business day of the year is often referred to as Divorce Day.  At Positive Solutions Divorce Services®, we notice a higher number of people making inquiries about leaving their partners on this day. Interestingly, there is also a known increase in Google searches on divorce on this day. […]

Ending a Marriage

Ending a Marriage

It can be Messy… Ending a marriage is something that you likely had not planned on and you are usually left unprepared for what lies ahead. A marriage break-up is an emotionally difficult time as it marks the end of a relationship that once held so much promise that represents a significant chapter in one’s […]

Divorce Mediation: Seven Important Benefits

Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a process in which a neutral third party, known as a mediator, helps separating couples reach agreements on various issues related to their divorce, such as division of assets and custody of children. Here are some of the potential benefits of divorce mediation: Reduces Cost: The court process is expensive. Once you […]