Divorce Blog

New Year Party Alone

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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Christmas Dog

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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Young Girl Standing in front of a Christmas Tree

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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Sad Man over the Holidays

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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Christmas man using mobile phone

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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Women with Coffee

Timeout: The Importance of Stepping Away

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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Children Play at Home

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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Estranged Man

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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Couple Talking to Mediator

Emotions During Mediation: 5 Ways to Control Yours

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

Life After Divorce: What to Expect

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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Tax Return

Are Financial Disclosures 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 in Mediation: The Holy Grail in Family Law

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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