Divorce Blog

Posts by Karen Stewart

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Back To School

Tips and Guidance on getting kids ready for back to school when you have the added challenges that go along with Co-parenting and blended families.

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Pet Custody – A new Trend for Couples Divorcing who are Pet Lovers

The decision of what to do with pets for families facing divorce can be as hard as many of the other difficult decisions that have to be made. Here is an introduction to the Huffington Post Article where you can find more details.

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Calgary Flood

Calgary Stampede and the Floods

The floods hurt Calgary but we did not let it kill our spirit. Divorce rates increase after the Stampede but perhaps this year some will avoid the hardship of a marriage breakdown and embrace the lessons of the flood.

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Calgary Stampede

Helpful Hints to Remember when Stampeding

Whether single or married, Stampede gives us an opportunity to have fun. Get helpful tips on how to enjoy Stampede but not destroy your marriage at the same time.

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Your Finances & Divorce

There are two things in Divorce, Money and Kids. Emotions can play havoc with decisions around finances and parenting, but experience shows that dealing with money first yields the best results for both your finances and kids.

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Does a good Sex Life prevent divorce?

If your marriage is in trouble — buy the best sex book you can find and try that before you spend thousands on therapy.

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Sad and Thoughtful Man

Even Great Marriages have Bad Years

Rejuvenate your marriage. Here are just a few things that you can do that will help you avoid becoming a divorce statistic.

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January 7

More Couples Will Decide to Divorce on January 7 Than Any Other Day in 2013

After years of being in the divorce business, I know full well that January is the most common month of the year for couples to file their divorce papers, based on how busy my office gets that time of year. In fact, one can even pinpoint the exact day.

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Fictional Sex Lives

50 Shades of Grey, Living dangerously through fictional sex lives

No one gets divorced because they have a fabulous sex life. So perhaps 50 Shades can teach us a few lessons about how the middle-aged married couple can take charge in the bedroom and save their marriage.

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Saskatoon Saskatchewan River

Second-most Cheater Friendly City in Canada

The highly controversial dating website AshleyMadison.com has put out their per capita numbers for their site and apparently, Saskatoon ranks in at number 2 of the cheater-friendly cities of Canada. AshleyMadison.com is a site that encourages adultery through online dating and is apparently making a big splash in the western Canadian market.

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Airbrushed Women

With a site like AshleyMadison.com who needs enemies?

As a proud Calgarian, I was shocked to find out that Calgary is the third most cheater friendly city in Canada. After some research on AshleyMadison.com, the infamous website for non-singles who are looking to hook up outside their relationships, my nervousness was confirmed with the slogan of “Life is short. Have an affair.®”

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Kris and Kim

How can you keep your Dignity intact when your Divorce is on TV?

Kris Humphries doesn’t want a penny from Kim Kardashian because he claims the marriage was a fraud. Was the marriage used to increase ratings? Was it all just a strategic business move to collect an ROI on the $17 million wedding day? Well, Kris sure thinks so, and it seems that America agrees.

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Red Rose Flower

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore

With almost 50% of marriages ending in divorce in North America, that’s a lot of people. That statistic does not even include those people who are just separated and have not filed for divorce or common-law couples who are now separated.

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Young Couple Outdoors

Living Common Law in BC: The New Family Law Act Spells Big Changes

The law is changing quite dramatically for common law couples. The new law says that once common-law couples have lived together for two years in a “marriage-like relationship” they will have an automatic half interest in all property accumulated during the relationship, as well as in the increase in the value of all property brought into the relationship.

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Legal Services Society

The New Family Law Act in British Columbia

This act will put British Columbia at the forefront of the rest of Canada in terms of up-to-date, progressive family law. The family mediation community in the province applaud this new act for many reasons including placing emphasis on mediation over litigation. The new act gives equal emphasis to agreements and court orders and encourages families to use divorce mediators.

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