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When it comes to breaking up, common-law relationships don’t have the same rights

An Alberta woman and her common-law partner raised three children and owned two properties during their 20-year relationship. After splitting up, she found out that she had no rights to the homes. Learn how she fought for her rights to the properties they owned together.

Read the CBC article discussing common-law relationships and what our CEO Karen Stewart has to say on the lack of legal options for Alberta common-law couples who break up.

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January is Divorce Month: The Holiday Season Stress

There is no denying the stress of the holidays, and it can be glaringly obvious that divorce is inevitable. While you cannot ever be 100% prepared, it is best to work on not having any regrets.

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Divorce and Kids: Keeping it about the kids

After mediating over 300 couples through a divorce, Colette Fortin offers some sound advice about how to keep it about the kids and not let your ego take over.

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Learn About a Day in the Life as a Franchisee of Fairway Divorce Solutions

A franchisee for over ten years, Colette Fortin, shares her story about a day in the life of a franchisee as well as what inspired her to join after hearing Karen Stewart’s passion about creating a revolutionary approach to divorce.

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Fairway Divorce Solutions Franchise Featured in Globe and Mail

Learn about hands-on divorce alternative investment opportunities available by franchising with Fairway Divorce.

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Divorced? Travelling with Children Needs to be Planned

Learn practical tips on how to put together a detailed plan for travelling with children when divorced.

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Co-Parenting & Creating Memories for the Kids over the Summer when Divorced

Organizing summer arrangement and vacations is time-consuming and sometimes complex, but add Divorced Parents and it can be a real challenge. Here are some tips on how to make it better for everyone.

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The Best Parent for a Child is Both Parents

Avoid the potential for parental alienation by telling your children what you dislike about their other parent. Consider a Parent Coach to help establish a plan to protect the family relationships.

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How Divorcing is like Selling a Car

How is selling a car anything like how we process our divorce? Conflict coach discusses, how you might use mediation as a compassionate way to move on and hold your ex in less distaste.

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Divorced with Children: What To Do During Summer Break

Learn some very practical tips for planning for a successful summer break for your kids 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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What to Know: Federal Child Support Guidelines

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

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Fairway Divorce 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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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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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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