Tag Archives: separation

How to Schedule Summer Access

Summer is fast approaching. Now is the time to begin to work on your summer access schedule.  Some separated families have the summer schedule set for every summer. Mom will have certain weeks every year and Dad will have other weeks. There is very little negotiation or planing involved. This is a nice arrangement, if … Continue Reading

Ten Myths About Separation and Divorce

Myth 1: Divorce is Too Easy I have helped hundreds of families through separation and divorce and can say that none of my clients felt that divorce was "too easy". It is a painful process. Everyone struggles through it – whether the marriage lasted 45 years or two weeks (I have helped clients through both … Continue Reading

How Do We Tell Our Children We Are Divorcing?

Are you dreading the idea of having to tell your children that their parents are divorcing? Do you want to minimize the pain and confusion for your children? I remember the day when my ex and I told our children we were getting a divorce. It was a sad day indeed. We got some good advice … Continue Reading

Is a Common Law Relationship The Same as Marriage in Ontario?

There are many misconceptions floating around in the general population regarding what is commonly referred to as “common law relationships” and about the legal rights and responsibilities that common law partners have with respect to one another upon relationship breakdown. If you are in one of these relationships it is important to know that they … Continue Reading

Barrie Divorce Lawyer Explains Parental Alienation

WHAT IS PARENTAL ALIENATION AND WHY IS IT SO BAD? There is an old African proverb that states “when two elephants fight it is the grass under their feet that suffers”. Similarly, when parents fight over custody and access of their children after a separation it is the children that suffer. In many cases the parents … Continue Reading
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