Divorce Blog

Posts by Karen Stewart

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Changing Relationships and The Holidays

Divorce is stressful. Add the complications of parenting and family relationships over the holidays and it can be chaos. Read some common sense and practical steps for making the Christmas and other celebrated holidays less stressful and more enjoyable for children and parents.

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Give Yourself a Timeout!!

Discover the benefits of choosing to give yourself a timeout so that you can communicate what you mean instead of things you might regret to your spouse, ex-spouse, or partner.

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Effects of Divorce on School Aged Children

Learn about how school-aged children respond to divorce and separation from a first-hand account of an educator.

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Karen Stewart May 2016

Fairway Divorce Solutions Ranks on Top Female Entrepreneurs List

PROFIT and Canadian Business today ranked Karen Stewart of Fairway Divorce Solutions No. 74 on the 18th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.

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Confident Women

Making the Decision to Separate

The financial realities of a divorce or separation can be overwhelming. Mediation with a financial expert is a practical way to resolve the financial and parenting issues. Plus, learn some examples of boundaries that may be helpful to set when negotiating your decisions.

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Relationship Agreements in Difficult Times

The stress of economic downturns like that in Calgary can put extra stress on marriages but a relationship agreement might help you stick it out a bit longer before filing for Divorce.

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5 Ways to Control Your Emotions During Mediation

Going through a divorce can be an emotional experience. Here are 5 ways to keep your emotions in check during a divorce mediation session. Learn how to choose your battles using assertive language without getting caught up in the past.

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Happy Mature Man

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 all about how you approach it.

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Financial Disclosures… Are they Necessary During Divorce?

Learn about financial disclosure and whether it’s really necessary for divorce. In short: They are critical for a legal agreement, and we tell you how to find out if your partner is hiding financial information.

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Holy Grail

Understanding is the Holy Grail to Mediation

Fairness is the Holy Grail in Mediation and understanding how to build the best resolution plan requires you to focus on a number of relevant questions. Learn what these questions should include.

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Financials

Unknown Finances After Divorce

Finances after divorce can be daunting. Read about Adele, a 59-year-old woman who puts together a detailed budget but forgets all the hidden costs when going through a divorce.

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Stepzilla

Avoid being the Stepzilla in your Blended Family

How to embrace the role of a stepmother and avoid the “Cinderella” syndrome. Learn 16 practical ways you can avoid the title of the evil stepmother.

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Getting Things Done: The Art of a Stress-Free Divorce Blog Series

Discover the through-and-through process of conducting the stress-free alternative divorce with Fairway’s adaptation of the famous Getting Things Done text about productivity.

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Hey Jude: What can losing a Pet Teach us about Divorce?

How a community pulled together to find a lost Dog and the lessons we can apply to other challenging and scary times in our lives; like divorce.

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Welcome to the 21st Century of Divorce

It seems with the turn of the century also came a new and more public way to file for divorce. Social media is challenging courtrooms around North America with how to deal with the privacy of divorce. Read about a recent Judges ruling.

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