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The HONEST Going Rate For A Divorce

The Canadian Lawyer Magazine published an article each year called the “Going Rate” on what lawyers charge for divorce and separation. The challenge with these statistics, is that they are voluntary, meaning that they are likely skewed down as lawyers are hesitant to be honest about the fees, as they can be very high. Thousands of couples are spending way more than this survey quotes. Buyer beware.

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What to Do with The Children During the Summer Break when Divorced

Learn some very practical tips for planning for a successful summer when you are divorced and dealing with the added challenges that give rise to managing camps etc. Learn some fun things to do in Edmonton, Alberta and other locations.

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Federal Child Support Guidelines: What you need to know.

Learn about the Federal Child Support Guidelines from the perspective of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

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Fairway Waterloo, Ontario Wins Business of the Year Award

Find why Fairway has won the Waterloo Business of the Year Award for its work as a divorce alternative!

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Telling a Spouse You want a Divorce

How To Tell 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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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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Divorced or Separating families at Christmas

How can families who are going through separation or divorce ease their stress and the children’s stress during the holidays? Here are some tips for families in transition.

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Home Alone This Holiday

Did Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon have it right when they bailed out of Christmas in the movie Four Christmases? Learn some helpful tips of on how to cope with the first holiday season post separation or divorce.

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Managing Expectations Over the Holidays

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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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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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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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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