Divorce Advice

The Best Way to Survive a Divorce

Terri Fedonczak | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Terri Fedonczak

Today, I counsel clients who are going through a divorce to practice acceptance. Acceptance does not come easily, especially when you are in a painful situation; it seems easier to blame the other person and bury our head in the sand. But this will not help. You can systemize acceptance in a few simple steps; I'm not saying they're easy, but they are simple.

"To Have and to Hold" -- That's What's Important

Noemi LoPinto | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Living
Noemi LoPinto

I was married two years ago. No one asked me to have or to hold my groom as per the traditional Anglican wedding vows at our wedding. I am half-Jewish and an atheist but growing up in Canada "to have and to hold" were the only marriage vows I heard. I think the author was talking about protecting a safe space no matter how heavy the abyss.

Go Ahead, Have a Breakdown. Repeat If Necessary

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

A word to the wise: one cannot scale the side of a mountain while sobbing uncontrollably. You need your breath for the exertion. You can climb or you can cry. Not both. I soon realized I didn't need to compose myself and carry on. What I needed to do was to stop and let myself have a big fat embarrassing breakdown.

10 Ways to Keep Children Happy During a Divorce

BabyPost | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Living
BabyPost

It is not news that divorce rates are on the rise. Single parent and blended families have become the norm in recent years. Divorces are never easier, even more so when children are involved and tend to affect children the hardest. Tammy Daughtry, CEO of Co-Parenting International and Co-Parenting Coach has advice to ease the divorce process on your children.

Eight Ways to Make Your Husband Want You Again

Debra Macleod | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

It's a devastating thing for a woman to admit -- that her husband seems to have lost his desire for her. Women often jump to the conclusion that unsatisfying sex is the reason for the chilly temperatures. Yet as often as not, men withdraw from their wives for non-sexual reasons. Check out these eight Do's and Don'ts to see whether any of them might help reignite his spark for you.

Ask a Divorce Lawyer: Mediation: Evaluate or Facilitate?

Brahm D. Siegel | Posted 04.13.2012 | Canada Living
Brahm D. Siegel

A common misconception is that mediators simply work hard in an effort to bridge the two parties' positions and do not take "sides". That is not, at least in my experience generally, the case. At the heart of this misunderstanding is a failure to appreciate the difference between "facilitative" and "evaluative" mediation.

Ask a Divorce Lawyer: Is 2-2-3 the New Parenting Plan of the Year?

Brahm D. Siegel | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada Living
Brahm D. Siegel

Back in 1995 when I started practising family law, the standard parenting schedule was pretty straightforward: The children resided primarily with one parent (almost always the mother). Well, things have changed. In recent years, I have witnessed a trend towards equal-time schedules, the most popular of which is "2-2-3."

Ask a Divorce Lawyer: What Is a Beneficial Interest in Property?

Brahm D. Siegel | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Living
Brahm D. Siegel

Q: Can you explain the difference between a "legal" interest in property vs. a "beneficial" one? My lawyer has mentioned this a few times and says it's important to my case, but I'm too embarrassed to tell him I just don't get it.

Sunday Roundup: Berlusconi a Loss for Comedians Everywhere

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Yesterday's resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is a loss to comedians everywhere. Which other world leader can possibly fill the void? It was easy to bid "avtio" to George Papandreou earlier this week. Aside from his comically large moustache, there was nothing very funny about the way he drove Greece into bankruptcy, while threatening to take the whole rest of the EU down with him. But give Berlusconi this: the guy steered his country to ruin with, well, not style exactly -- maybe chutzpah. It's one thing simply to overpay state workers -- quite another to host "Bunga Bunga" sex parties while your country burns.

7 Steps For Dealing With Divorce

Sarah Kelsey | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Living
Sarah Kelsey

When my marriage fell apart about a year ago, I knew there were only two ways to cope: I could be super melodramatic about how unfair life was or I could do something I'd never done before -- I could let my relationship epically fall apart as honestly and gracefully as possible.