Life After Divorce

What Most People Don't Know About 'Deadbeat Parents' and Child Support

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Feldstein

A CBC investigation yesterday uncovered that 'deadbeat parents' in Canada collectively owe more than $3.7B in support. As a divorce lawyer for 20 years, it struck me that there is a lack of knowledge of how court-ordered support payments work. Here are three things to think about and two actions that you can take which should help Canadians understand spousal and child support a bit better, help you understand why the divorce support payments situation is such a mess, and help explain why it is not even worse.

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 Find Love Again After Divorce

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Whether you're a recent divorced single or have been looking for love again for several years, marriage the second time around can sometimes be more c...

8 Things You Should Never Say to a Divorced Woman

masalamommas | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living
masalamommas

One of the most difficult things to deal with in a divorce is the questions, comments, advice and commentary from family and friends. I've heard some gems over the years. I'd like to share with you some of my top picks for what you should never say to a divorced friend.

What I Wanted Most After Divorce? My Name Back

masalamommas | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Living
masalamommas

The moment the judge said in the court that my divorce is granted and asked if there was anything else I wanted to add to the list of wishes granted on my behalf, it was a no-brainer -- I wanted my name back. Little did I realize then the implications it would have for days, months, and years to come.