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Eva Sachs and Marion Korn

Co-founders, Mutual Solutions

Eva Sachs and Marion Korn are the co-founders of Mutual Solutions, a service that provides separating couples with trusted, understandable, actionable and practical advice. For more information please visit

Eva Sachs is an experienced divorce financial professional. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Toronto. Eva is a Certified Financial Planner®. She is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ and member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. In 2006, she founded Women in Divorce Financial, which has become a recognized resource for women dealing with the financial issues related to divorce.

Marion Korn is a senior family lawyer and mediator in Toronto who has a Master’s of Law in Dispute Resolution. She is accredited as a family mediator by the Ontario Association of Family Mediators. She assists families in reaching negotiated settlements through Collaborative Practice and mediation. Marion teaches Advanced Mediation and Negotiation at York University in the Certificate Programme in Dispute Resolution.
For Divorced Adults, Shared Housing Is a Good

For Divorced Adults, Shared Housing Is a Good Option

In these times where the divorce rate among 50-65-year-olds is increasing, some are looking at unconventional alternatives. One option is to create what are being called "liveable communities." These are shared homes where adults who choose to live together get the benefits of companionship, economies of scale and affordability.
07/17/2014 12:42 EDT
Why So Many Couples Get a

Why So Many Couples Get a No-Nup

These couples feel pressures their parents didn't. They live a less certain world when it comes to employment. They are more likely to go from contract to contract than to have a lifetime career with a single employer. Many are paying off large student loans. They face a housing market where the ratio between prices and income is dramatically different than it was for the previous generation.
07/15/2014 09:03 EDT
How to Decide If You Need a

How to Decide If You Need a Divorce

For most people, the decision to leave a marriage is made over time. Although there is no one formula that will lead to an answer, there are some questions you can ask yourself to help you move from indecision to decision. We suggest these as a starting point to help you make the difficult decision to stay or go.
01/16/2014 08:49 EST
How to Make Sure Your

How to Make Sure Your "Grey Divorce" Goes Smoothly

A "bitter" divorce has more adverse consequences on all aspects of life, such as management of expenses after divorce, stress caused by dividing assets, depletion of retirement savings and of course the cost of the divorce itself. In our book, <em>When Harry Left Sally</em>, we advocate an approach that brings "grey" separating couples to the settlement table together.
11/27/2013 05:35 EST
After Divorce, How to Handle Child

After Divorce, How to Handle Child Expenses

Separated parents play a very large role in their children's development. Besides making decisions without the input of the other parent, there is also the worry that there may be conflict between parents over values and decisions about spending. Family Day is a chance to show your kids and each other that spending time together is not always about spending money.
02/17/2012 04:56 EST
Kids, Budgets and Divorce: Get More, Spend

Kids, Budgets and Divorce: Get More, Spend Less

For divorcing parents, one of the biggest worries is that the shrinking budget will mean less money for their kid's activities and lessons. Often, one or both parents may draw a line in the sand. The discussions become emotional before anyone does their homework about the real benefit of activities and lessons to their kids.
02/06/2012 12:55 EST
A, B, Cs of Kids' Expenses After

A, B, Cs of Kids' Expenses After Divorce

Every parent going through divorce worries that their kids will feel different. If their kids have to wear clothes from Target instead of The Gap, or swim at the community centre and not the club, there is the parental guilt that their kids will suffer for something they didn't choose.
01/25/2012 03:19 EST