Divorce Blog

Posts by Colette Fortin

Confident Young Man

Divorce Means One of Us is Moving Out

Plan your post-divorce move-out with these five tips and considerations for your children, so that they can handle the transition to two homes with excitement instead of distress.

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Angry Man

Stop pushing my buttons!

Learn new techniques to stop your instant reactions and to divert the negative consequences of an ex-spouse in divorce pushing your buttons.

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Women home alone for Christmas

Is text messaging a bridge to better communication in divorce?

Text messaging can help divorced and separated parents better communicate without emotion. Find out how to use text messages to stick to the business at hand.

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10 Tips for dealing with the Limbo of separation and divorce

When in the middle of a divorce or separation you can feel like you are in a constant state of limbo. Not knowing what the next few months or even years will bring can leave you feeling out of control. Here are 10 suggestions for making this transition easier.

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Talking to Friends

Telling Family and Friends about Separation

Planning the conversation about who, what and when to share the news of your separation, should be well thought out. Get some great common sense tips on how to make it easier for everyone.

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Canada Crest

Big changes to the Divorce Act proposed

For the first time in 20 years, the Federal Government is proposing big changes to the Divorce Act. Learn about the proposed changes to “Bill C-78” and how the changes focus on protecting the children of divorce.

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Road Trip Vacation Child

Vacations and Divorce: From the Voice of the Child

Traveling when in a shared parenting can add some complexity and stress. Learn some practical tips on how to make it work for everyone and make planning easier.

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Concert Crowd

The truth about divorce is, we’re right!

If we can learn that truth is often perception rather than fact, we can move through our divorce in a way that opens the door to opportunities.

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Family Christmas Holidays

Maintaining the calm during the holidays

Co-parenting? Learn some practical tips on how to get through the holiday season in a positive way when you are either separated or divorced.

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Christmas Holidays - A Boy with Gift

Keeping it about the kids

After mediating over 300 couples through a divorce, Colette Fortin offers some sound advice about how to keep it about the kids and not let your ego take over.

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New Year Party Alone

Why Separations Happen Early in the New Year

Ms. Fortin’s radio interview sheds light on why couples want to put emotions aside and wait until after the holiday season to separate or file for divorce.

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Women alone at Christmas

Home Alone This Holiday

Did Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon have it right when they bailed out of Christmas in the movie Four Christmases? Learn some helpful tips of on how to cope with the first holiday season post separation or divorce.

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7 Days in a Week

You Can’t Cut 7 in Half Without Fracturing our Children’s Lives

Co-Parenting can be challenging but the children’s schedules need to be about them and not about cutting 50-50. There are 7 days in the week and so sometimes fair is not exactly equal.

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Sad Man over the Holidays

Thriving through the Holidays: A Guide for Divorcing Couples

Holidays can be stressful, here is a quick guide for divorced couples on how to get through the holidays with or without the kids.

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Mothers Day Gift

Happy Mother’s Day: Honouring my Ex?

Mother’s Day should be spent with Mom and Father’s Day should be spent with Dad. Here are some practical tips on how to reduce the stress around scheduling when the parents are separated.

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