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Posts by Karen Stewart

Karen Stewart is the Founder and CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions, the first national divorce franchise company that is changing the way divorce happens and Bumble Bees Venture Capital, a VC with a strong social cause supporting the Female Economy and Tech while specializing in Series B opportunities. Karen is also Published Author, Speaker who is committed to disrupting both outdated thinking, markets and products.

Karen has over 25 years of experience in the business/financial world. She is experienced as a Financial Planner, Stockbroker, Insurance Agent, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Chartered Mediator, innovator and entrepreneur. She has previously founded, built and sold 5 businesses and today is focused on disrupting the Divorce Industry and Supporting women in leadership and building a national Venture Capital firm with a strong investment thesis and cause.

Karen is also an active blogger, writer, the published author of the best-selling book "Clean Break" and sought after by various media outlets for her advice and speaking engagements.

Worried Woman Reviewing Expensive Bill

Why are Divorces so Expensive?

Why are divorces so expensive? Why do they leave couples financially (and emotionally) destitute when everything is said and done? Here we look at how we can save costs and emotional trauma when faced with divorce.

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Helping Your Child Adjust After Divorce

Helping Your Child Adjust After Divorce

Jen Sauro, a mediator and franchise owner at Fairway Divorce Solutions, examines how to best support children after divorce. Here are ways that you, as parents, can help make the adjustments a little easier for your kids.

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Mediation Puts Best Interests of Children First

In divorce, the best interests of children can be lost. But divorce mediation is meant to put importance on the kids as they should.

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Get Your Spouse to Agree to Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation can help take the sting, financially and otherwise, out of divorce. Learn what divorce mediation can do for you.

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6 Emotions in Divorce

The 6 Stages of Emotion in Divorce

There is nothing fun in divorce. With all of the emotions to battle through, understanding the six most important can be helpful.

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COVID Impacting Parents and Marriages

Marriages have stresses impacting them all the time. But this global pandemic has brought about a slew of new challenges to married couples.

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Changing Relationships and Divorce During the Holidays

So, you’ve taken the plunge and started the divorce process. Or maybe you are bracing yourself for a divorce that has been initiated by your spouse already. Now, you have to negotiate the process of a parenting schedule for the biggest day of the year: Christmas Day.

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Learn to Manage Co-parent Contract Expectations

Avoid disappointments over the holiday by revisiting your co-parent contract. Co-parents have an unwritten, unspoken expectation of each other, but as time passes, it may make sense to clarity expectations again. Here are some helpful tips on things you can do to clarify and update agreements.

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Woman Making the Decision to Separate

Living Together After Making the Decision to Separate

Fairway divorce mediators are specialists who understand family dynamics. Most of all, they can help in the transition period after the decision to separate is made and make life a little easier for you.

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The Connotation of Life After Divorce

Read a few things that you will learn to appreciate after your divorce. Life after Divorce can be positive but it’s all about how you approach it.

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Think Positive

Positive Thoughts Have Positive Power

Do Not Underestimate the Power of Your Thoughts. Research has now concluded that what we think — is what we create. The “Spindrift Experiments” measured the power of positive prayer. In one experiment, they planted two groups of seeds, ensuring that all variables were the same and controlled.

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Telling a Spouse You want a Divorce

Telling Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

For those who have carefully and thoughtfully considered their situation and come to the decision that it is time to get a divorce, the first challenge they face will be figuring out how they should approach the discussion with their spouse.

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Mediation vs. Litigation – Resolving Matrimonial and Family Business Issues

Litigation and mediation are two different ways of settling disputes or conflicts. Before choosing the best option for you, it is a good idea to understand the differences. In this article, we will review the main steps of each as well as the pros and cons. Also, learn why mediation is the best way to resolve divorce conflict.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Divorce

Top 10 Tips to Survive COVID-19 in the Middle of a Divorce

If you are dealing with COVID-19 and a divorce at the same time, your plate is likely full. We get it. Stressing over the impact of a divorce is hard enough, and now dealing with the prevention of Coronavirus disease, you are grasping to find ways to manage. Here are 10 tips to help!

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Grounds for Divorce

What are Grounds for Divorce in Canada?

In Canada, there are three grounds for divorce: separation, adultery, and cruelty. In order to receive a court application for divorce, it is required that you identify the ground on which you are seeking divorce.

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