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Mediation can Reduce Stress

Resolving your issues through mediation can help to reduce the amount of stress you experience as you go through separation and divorce. The breakdown of your marriage is always an emotional time, and ending up in court, spending thousands of dollars can only add to your stress. Take charge of your future, make decisions yourself.

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Choose to make your own decisions

When you need help with your Separation and Divorce, make sure your mediator is Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and an Accredited Family Mediator.
You can check here: https://www.institutedfa.com/find-a-cdfa and here: https://www.oafm.on.ca/mediator-search

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What are your options?

Many couples who are facing separation and divorce are unsure of what steps they need to take. They are unsure of where to turn for help, don't want to waste money, time, or ruin whatever is left of their relationship. Choosing for mediation is an excellent move....

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Amicable Divorce

Many couples looking for a smooth, amicable divorce solution turn to mediation to settle their differences. The guidance of a neutral and impartial third party can help them to reach agreements regarding Net Family Property, Support Calculations, and Parenting Plans. ...

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Best Divorce Lawyer in Toronto

  Is A Divorce Lawyer the right way to go? The sheer number of divorce lawyers in the phone book makes your head spin. Everyone has heard the horror stories from friends and family about how awful and expensive their divorce was. If you and your spouse want to...

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How to File for Divorce without an Attorney

How to Prepare an Uncontested Divorce by Simple Application This information comes from the Law Society of Upper Canada. Step 1: Review of legislation Step 2: Determine where to start proceedings Step 3: Prepare documents Step 4: Issue the Application Step 5: Serve...

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How to Divorce without a Lawyer

Obtaining a divorce can be expensive, time consuming, and emotionally draining. If you expect your divorce to be mutually agreeable, civil, and uncontested, Divorce Mediation might be the answer. If you are interested in avoiding family lawyers and ending up in court,...

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Legal Separation

There is no such thing as being ‘legally separated’ in Ontario (or anywhere in Canada). You do not apply to the court to be separated. Some spouses use the term 'legally separated' to refer to the fact that they have a signed separation agreement settling their family...

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Tips – Preparing for Mediation

Taking time to prepare yourself for a cooperative divorce mediation process will save time,  money, and relationships in the long-run. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t feel cooperative at the start of the process but these tips could help to improve your...

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Focus on your Interests

Good agreements focus on the parties' interests, rather than their positions. As Fisher and Ury explain in their book "Getting to YES". "Your position is something you have decided upon. Your interests are what caused you to so decide."[p. 42] Defining a problem in...

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Think About your Children

Children are resilient, but divorce is hard on them. You can help your children cope by minimizing the negative impact. Regardless of your children’s ages, you need to communicate about what’s happening, since it affects their lives too. Agree to talk to your kids...

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Set Goals

Once you know what you have, the next step is to figure out what you want to do with it. This process can sometimes be difficult. You’ll need to spend considerable time trying to determine what’s truly important to you, and what you can live without. Making lists here...

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Divorce Mediation Homework

If you’ve decided to mediate, you need to do preparation. Think about the issues you 'd like to address in mediation. If your goal is a Separation Agreement, you'll need to think about what it will include. A Net Family Property Statement? Child and Spousal Support...

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Divorce Mediation Requires Balance

Divorce mediation is a voluntary process, but both spouses have to want to be there. The only way you'll be able to address all issues is to first agree to come to mediation in good faith. This doesn't mean that you have to agree with your spouse about everything....

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Co-Parenting Style

The Style of Your Parent Co-Operation & Conflict Resolution Predicts How Well Your Child Adjusts to Divorce Findings from a study of family functioning following divorce suggest ways in which the parents' ongoing relationship—both as former spouse and as...

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