Category Archives: Divorce

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Limited Scope Retainers and Self-Reps

                                           Are Limited Scope Retainers Right for Everyone? You may feel that you have a strong case. Feeling that you have a good case is different than proving that you have a good one. Remember you need … Continue Reading

Non-physical Domestic (Family) Violence and Family Law

You may be wondering whether you can count on the family law court to help you if you have suffered non-physical abuse. There are different forms of non-physical abuse that can be viewed as domestic violence.  Your partner may harass or intimidate you by making threats against you to cause you to fear for your … Continue Reading

Disclosure- Why You Want to Provide IT!

In an ideal world, parties who see their relationship/marriage ending would voluntarily exchange all the relevant financial information required under the law. This would facilitate the negotiation of both support and property division and an agreement could be quickly drafted. Sadly, this is not yet the norm in family law disputes. Both the Family Law … Continue Reading

Timely Cost Effective Resolution of Family Law Matters

Do you want your family law issues resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner? Who doesn’t?  Everyone wants to get the door closed on their past and move forward with their new life. We get it. At Galbraith Family Law, we are dedicated to the resolution of family law matters in a timely and cost … Continue Reading

6-year-Old Explains Everything You Need to Know About Divorce

When a group of relationship counselors was polled to determine what the leading cause of divorce was, 74% of them agreed that the biggest predictor was differing opinions on things like money or raising children. These are issues that have to be hammered out in a divorce, so if you struggled to get along with … Continue Reading

Necessary Steps Relating to Separation

Written by Alexander Beadie. Many people come to our offices to learn the steps involved in separation.  Practically speaking, there are necessary steps to take if you wish to document the terms of your separation from your spouse as part of a divorce. In order to record the terms and conditions governing your separation with … Continue Reading

A Parents’ Guide to Children and Divorce

Source   http://www.bestmastersincounseling.com/children-and-divorce/   A Parents’ Guide to Children and Divorce Divorce is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through, whether they’re a spouse or a child of divorcing parents. Let’s look at some of the facts behind divorce and its effects on children, including how parents can help ensure their … Continue Reading

Ashley Madison, Adultery and Divorce. Is Your Life a Mess?

Ashley Madison is a website that facilitates married people having an affair. Their motto is "Life is short. Have an affair." It has been hacked, and the data related to the personal profiles of people registered has been made public. This will result in many divorces and separations when people discover their spouse was registered … Continue Reading

Travelling with the kids? Get consent!

Planning a trip across the Canadian border with the kids this summer without the other parent?  You need a notarized travel consent! If you are separated, trips without the other parent are the new normal. There is nothing worse than being stopped at the border with your kids in tow because you don’t have the … Continue Reading

Separation Agreements – An Investment In Yourself

It is no secret to anyone involved in the legal industry that family court is an expensive method to resolve the issues arising from separation. Frankly, it can hemorrhage a family financially.  One way to avoid huge court costs is to engage in the negotiation of a separation agreement.  This enables you to keep your … Continue Reading

Kids and Divorce

You may have come to the point where you admit to yourself that your marriage is over. You haven’t admitted it to anyone else because you were trying to make it work for the sake of your kids. But despite your best efforts to make the marriage work, the conflict between you is unbearable. So, … Continue Reading

Divorce Fears

Separation and Divorce: these words bring up feelings of pain, disappointment, fear, and uncertainty.   Are you worried about the way this will impact your children, and what the financial implications will be – How will my children cope? Can I afford to stay in the home?  This is normal.  You don’t want to be the next casualty of … Continue Reading

Reducing Family Conflict

 “We don’t agree on much, but we want to protect the kids” Does this sound familiar?  Parental conflict in a family may be high whether you’re separating, living separate and apart under the same roof, or working through conflict as a married couple.  And it comes as no surprise to you that the emotional health and well-being of … Continue Reading

Smart Divorce Options

Most separations and divorces are stressful and painful. You can choose to make it better or worse by the process you choose to use. The following are your choices.    Collaborative Practice Collaborative Practice is a future-focused, efficient, cost-effective, creative, problem-solving process. It is not about fighting or finding blame. With the help of professionals, … Continue Reading

Post-Secondary Education and Child Support

Does child support end when a child reach age 18 years? Our lawyer Lynn Kirwin answers this question in detail.  The courts have recognized that financial dependency does not end upon a child turning 18.  Under the Divorce act and the Family Law Act there is no upper age limit under which support automatically terminates. … Continue Reading

Should I Spy on My Soon-to-be Ex?

We often hear clients say things like the following…. “Last night, I searched through Anne’s emails on her computer, and this is what I found…”   “I found these letters between Frank and his lawyer…” “I installed spyware on Sue’s computer, and I’ve been recording her phone calls to Holly and Aiden, and you should … Continue Reading

How to Resolve Your Separation or Divorce

Most clients have three goals: They want:  1. A peaceful and fair resolution;  2. A resolution achieved as soon as possible; and,  3. To keep their financial and emotional costs to a minimum.  Are these your goals too?  When I went through my own divorce, I shared these goals. I too wanted to achieve a … Continue Reading

Uncontested Divorce: How To Get Yours

Obtaining a uncontested divorce is the final step in the dissolution of your marriage. Usually we resolve all of the issues of your divorce including issues related to the children (custody and access), child support, spousal support and property issues before we proceed with the divorce. We settle these issues in a separation agreement or, … Continue Reading
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