Divorce Blog

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 Karen is also Published Author, Speaker who is committed to disrupting both outdated thinking, markets and products.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.

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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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’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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Women Mediator Smiling

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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Young Girl Standing in front of a Christmas Tree

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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Women looking back jogging

How to protect your kids & assets through divorce

Don’t be fooled — divorce is a zero-sum game. You will both lose something, that is a guarantee. Learn how to protect your assets and your children when going through a divorce. Download your FREE copy of ‘13 Things you need to know before you hire a divorce lawyer.’

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Divorce Mediation Checklist

Divorce Mediation Checklist

Learn how divorce mediation has become the popular choice for divorcing couples and if it will work for you. Fighting in court battles can be financially devastating and emotionally draining.

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Choosing a Mediator

Choosing the Right Divorce Mediator

Learn how not all divorce and separation mediators are the same and how Fairway Divorce offers a proven step-by-step process that facilitates resolution on money and kids achieving a divorce agreement.

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Getting Ready for Separate Dates

Divorced and Still Living Together

Learn tips and tricks for sharing a home with a former spouse. We cover the circumstances that may lead you there, household issues to consider, and strategies for communicating peacefully

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Courtroom Litigation

Litigation and Mediation – What’s the Difference?

There are many options for getting a divorce; collaborative law, litigation, arbitration, mediation. Here you learn the difference between mediation and litigation. The bottom line is that before you decide which direction you want to take, make sure you understand the outcomes. Judges are limited with time and resources to dig deep as you may hope.

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Taping a Box

Spring Cleaning Your Life After Divorce

Divorced or Separated? Get 5 practical suggestions on how to spring clean and de-clutter so that you can break down the barriers of emotional attachment to the past and plan your future path.

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