Divorce Blog

Posts by Colette Fortin

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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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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Girl with a Marshmallow

Spring Break and Divorce in Ontario

Decisions with regards to where the children of Divorce will spend Spring Break can be stressful. Learn some practical tips from a teacher about how to make it a happy time and to not let emotions get in the way of decision making.

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Mayan Calendar

The Mayans were right. It is time for A New World

In my practice as a Divorce Mediation coach, I see a lot of people who could use a little ‘Mayan’ philosophy as they go through the difficult time of separation and divorce. But just like the Mayan calendar has proven, the ‘end’ doesn’t have to mean something terrible, this can also be a time of new beginnings.

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