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Fairway Divorce Canada - The Divorce Lawyer Alternative

Divorce lawyers in Canada can be costly, we are not. A divorce lawyer alternative helping couples through the separation and divorce process since 2006. Offering divorce mediation services, dispute resolutions and financial guidance.

About Karen Stewart

Karen Stewart has dedicated her life’s work to changing how divorce happens because she cares. A published author and founder of Fairway Divorce, read Karen Stewart’s story here.

Separation & Divorce Mediation Company

Canada’s leading national divorce mediation company offers separation and divorce services such as prenuptial agreements, cohabitation and custody plans. Fairway’s staff of mediators and resolution experts have been helping families for over a decade. Learn more about us here.

Benefits vs. Risks of a Divorce Lawyer

Before you file for a divorce, learn about the benefits & risks associated. Here is everything you will need to know before hiring a divorce lawyer.

Featured Blog Posts

The Fairway Divorce Blog covers topics on marriage, separation, divorce and family dispute resolutions. Learn from the experts in divorce mediation and financial services on how to save time and money in custody agreements, asset division, separation papers and more.

Submit a Guest Post

Are you passionate about blogging on marriage, relationships, family, and overcoming obstacles? Then we have great news for you: we are on a lookout for guest bloggers to post on our blog!

Calgary Divorce Lawyer Alternative

Calgary divorce lawyers can be expensive, we’re not. Located in Calgary, Fairway provides you with a range of quality divorce and family mediation services. Meet with our Calgary divorce team today.

Certified Financial Specialists

In efforts to reduce costs, many couples are looking outside the legal system for help going through a divorce. Certified Divorce Financial Analyst professionals are specialists in pre-divorce financial planning. They help preserve your family’s finances.

Child Custody and Co-parenting Plans

Child custody defines the legal guardians of children from common law, marriage or other relationships. In Canada, courts seldom award sole custody to one parent. Learn more about child custody plans, agreements, and guardianship to lay the foundation for positive co-parenting.

Child Support and Extraordinary Expenses

Child support is a monthly payment designed to provide financial support for the benefit of dependent children. If there is a dispute, it is usually in the determination of income. The federal child support and spousal support guidelines set out the requirements and deviation from the guidelines is seldom warranted.

Co-Parenting Plans

A co-parenting plan is a written document outlining schedules, responsibilities and communication to help parents with raising their children in a fair and cooperative manner after separation or divorce.

Cohabitation & Prenuptial Agreements in Canada

Learn the differences between a Cohabitation Agreement and a Prenuptial Agreement and find out which one is right for you.

Cohabitation Agreements

A Cohabitation Agreement is a legal contract between an unmarried couple (cohabitants) that want to live together (whether heterosexual or homosexual), but want to protect their vested interests. The agreement covers assets, liabilities, custody and support upon a relationship break up. Also known as cohab agreement.

Common Law

When two people live together in an unmarried relationship, they are referred to as adult interdependent partners of one another or Common Law.

Conflict Coaching

Our experienced team offer a range of dispute mediation and conflict coaching services to ensure you’re prepared. Find out what conflict coaching is here!

No Cost Divorce Advice & Consultation

Need free divorce advice or assistance? We are here to help and our first divorce consultation is provided at no charge. Contact any one of our locations in Canada today! You can also leave a comment or a question on our contact form.

Calgary Mediation & Divorce Solutions

Fairway offers expert divorce mediation, dispute resolution, and financial services in Canada. Don’t call a divorce lawyer. Save time and money with divorce experts in family mediation and negotiation. We specialize in child custody, spousal support, asset division, separation papers and more.

Marriage, Divorce & Family Workshops

Get the support and help you need from our online marriage, divorce and family workshops, webinars and seminars. Find out more or download them here!

Divorce Filing

Discover how to file for divorce quickly in Canada. Learn about the grounds for divorce, the paperwork and the rules. Find out how an uncontested or no-fault divorce can speed up the process as well as several ways to get a cost-effective divorce using an Alternative Dispute Resolution and family mediation services.

Filing For Divorce in Alberta

Are you wanting to file for divorce in Alberta? Our expert team can provide you with the representation and quality advice you need. Find out more!

Filing For Divorce in British Columbia

Filing for divorce in British Columbia? Get the support, advice & representation you need from our divorce mediators. Find out more about our team here!

Filing For Divorce in Manitoba

Are you filing for divorce in Manitoba? Our expert divorce mediators can provide you with the quality advice and representation you need in this time.

Filing For Divorce in Ontario

Are you filing for divorce in Ontario? Our expert divorce mediators can provide you with the representation and quality advice you need in this time.

Divorce in Saskatchewan

Are you filing for divorce in Saskatchewan? Our expert divorce mediators can provide you with the representation and quality advice you need in this time.

Divorce in Your Province

Learn about the divorce laws in your province.

Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a non-litigious way of resolving conflict and settling marital disputes. We have a top-notch, result-driven team of expert mediators that specialize in divorce, separation and family mediation in Canada. At Fairway, couples use our mediation services as an alternative to costly divorce lawyers.

Divorce Services Overview

From mediation to coaching and document prep, to financial advice, our divorce services go beyond your expectations. See our full list of services here.

Our Divorce Process

Fairway offers a strategic divorce resolution process unlike any other in Canada. You can get a legal separation agreement and divorce using professional mediation and negotiation. Compare our costs and benefits to that of a divorce lawyer. Learn about the Fairway Divorce Process and what sets us apart.

Edmonton Mediation Services & Divorce Solutions

Fairway in Edmonton helps with divorce mediation, legal disputes and resolution at better hourly rates than a divorce lawyer. We’ll provide advice & representation as well as separation and divorce filing & more!

Divorce Advice

Get fast divorce advice in Canada with this contact form.

How to Start a Divorce

How do I end my marriage and what comes first, the separation agreement or divorce papers? Find out if you need a divorce lawyer and learn the process of getting a divorce from the mediation and negotiation experts at Fairway.

Family Business Mediation

Mediation is a negotiation process in which a trained mediator works to bring the parties that are in dispute into an agreement. Family business mediation, as an alternative to costly litigation, offers businesses a less expensive and quicker way to settle civil disputes.

Family Law Directory

Our directory of lawyers and law firms specializing in family law and divorce are separated by country, region, and city for your convenience.

Family Law Canada

Find lawyers specializing in family law and divorce services in Canada.

Fast Track Divorce Mediation & Resolution

Fairway introduced the Fast Track, a condensed INR process that can achieve a separation agreement quickly.

Own a Fairway Divorce Franchise

Are you a business owner, entrepreneur or consultant? Expand your current service offerings by becoming a Certified INR Professional through Fairway. Learn from the professionals in dispute resolution and mediation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to your divorce and mediation questions, and other frequently asked topics

Get Divorced

Getting divorced in Canada? Find answers related to divorce including information on divorce lawyers, family mediation, self-representation or alternative dispute resolution.

Clean Break: Guide to Divorce

If you are thinking about getting a divorce, Karen Stewart’s Book - Guide to Divorce - helps you to avoid the pitfalls of divorce and separation. Buy the book online now!

Independently Negotiated Resolution

Independently Negotiated Resolution™ or “INR” is an exclusive process only available through Fairway Divorce Solutions.

Careers

Fairway Divorce Solutions offers competitive salaries and opportunity for growth. Join us and help grow your career. Offices across Canada.

Kitchener Waterloo Mediation Services & Divorce Solutions

Need divorce mediation services in the Kitchener & Waterloo area? Our mediation team makes the process simple and easy at lower rates than divorce lawyers. Initial consultation is no charge for Ontario residents. Offering conflict coaching and education on separation communication strategies and co-parenting after divorce.

Canadian Litigation Support

Professional litigation support services from Canada’s leading experts.

Canadian Office Locations

Fairway Divorce Solutions, with corporate headquarters in Calgary, has Canadian office locations in Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Divorce Facts & Statistics

Each year, the facts and statistics on divorce change. Here, we look at the most common and popular statistics and facts around divorce. Read more here!

Family Mediation

Requiring assistance, advice or support through your divorce? Our proven family mediation services go beyond that. Learn about a unique divorce mediation process — 120 Days to Resolution.

Our Team

The Fairway Divorce Solutions team. A contact list of top divorce mediators and negotiators in Canada.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding agreement created by two people before marriage. Commonly abbreviated prenup, this agreement is intended for couples who have pre-marriage assets, debts or children and want to set out in advance legalities if the marriage breaks down. Learn more about prenuptial agreements.

Privacy Policy

Fairway Divorce Solutions privacy policy covers our business structure and the policies we have regarding personal information for our Canadian clients.

Clean Break - A Guide to Divorce

Divorce is costly. After her own costly divorce, Karen’s ideas and vision lead to the creation of Fairway Divorce, this book, and a passion for advocating through media for changing the way divorce happens.

Matrimonial Property Division

Matrimonial Property Division is how ex-spouses divide assets when they separate or divorce. In Canada, Property Division is governed at a provincial level. Each province sets out the laws for the division of property and liability in their respective acts. Learn how mediation or arbitration work for property division.

Red Deer Mediation Services & Divorce Solutions

Searching for mediation services in Red Deer? Our Fairway Divorce Solutions team make the process simple and easy, providing quality support and advice!

Rural and Remote Mediation

Offers professional business negotiators, family mediators and divorce specialists remotely and online to help Canadians resolve high conflict negotiations to achieve a peaceful resolution. Using video conferencing software to help couples, family and corporations overcome sensitive matters.

Resolution Experts

Our expert team provides Alternative Dispute Resolution services across Canada. Resolve business, personal and divorce disputes without going to court. Contact us today!

Divorce Resources and Information

A Knowledge Centre with Canadian information and resources on divorce, mediation, separation, family law and more.

Saskatoon Mediation & Divorce Services

Looking for divorce lawyers in Saskatoon? Try divorce mediation services instead. Fairway Divorce in Saskatoon provides expert advice and representation throughout Saskatchewan.

Self Representation Help

If you’re an individual who needs help preparing to represent yourself in the provincial courts, Fairway can assist you in the areas of separation & divorce proceedings. We have helped numerous people in Canada who have chosen to self represent without a lawyer to come out on top. Learn more about self representation.

Separation Agreements

Get professionally drafted separation agreements. We prepare comprehensive separation papers and other divorce documents promptly at an affordable cost. Our service falls under the Alternative Dispute Resolution definition and uses proprietary methods for resolution and agreement on all divorce and separation issues.

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Fairway Divorce Solutions Sitemap. Find links to important information on divorce, separation and family mediation.

Spousal Support

Spousal Support, sometimes called alimony or maintenance, is money paid by one spouse to the other after a marital breakdown. Many factors and calculations affect how much a married or common-law spouse is entitled to after separation or divorce.

Bridget Shebib, Case Manager & Paralegal

Bridget Shebib is a Case Manager and Paralegal for Fairway Divorce Solutions in Vancouver.

Brigette Shoppoff, Mediator

Looking to file for a divorce in Winnipeg? Brigette Shoppoff, practised Divorce Mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst provides expert advice and the support you require.

Brittany Doucet, General Counsel

Brittany helps clients work their way through separation and divorce in a manner that will not destroy the family unit. She understands matrimonial and family law across Canada, as well as provides legal information about family law and divorce to clients.

Cameron Don, Family Mediator

As a registered family mediator and senior negotiator in Calgary, Cameron Don assists with separation, divorce and expert mediation for couples and families. With 18 years in accounting within public practice and private companies, Cameron has incredible experience in insolvency and developing financial solutions.

Colette Fortin, Mediator and Owner

Specializing in family mediation, Colette Fortin is Waterloo’s divorce expert. As a top Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, she provides quality advice on separation and divorce issues.

Colleen Stewart, Senior Mediator

As a leading divorce mediator in Red Deer, Colleen Stewart can provide you with the expert advice and help negotiate matters through this difficult time. Colleen is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and has her Master’s Degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

Corey Anderson, Family Mediator

A registered family mediator, Corey Anderson assists with separation, divorce and mediation for couples in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Kelowna. Corey is registered through Alberta Family Mediation Society and is a Parenting Facilitator certified in using the Independently Negotiated Resolution™ mediation process.

Deborah Thiel, Personal Manager

Deborah is the key support person at Fairway Divorce Calgary.

Jen Hoenisch, Mediator

If you are wanting to file for a divorce, Jen Hoenisch, our expert Fairway Mediator can provide you with the advice and support you require. Jen graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Conflict Resolution Studies.

Joanne Vinnai, Associate

Joanne is your first contact at Fairway Divorce Solutions Saskatoon and helps clients achieve their goals of completing a separation agreement and divorce.

Karen Stewart, Founder & CEO

Founder & CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions and author of Clean Break — Guide to Divorce, Karen Stewart specializes in high net worth family mediation, innovation, franchising and writing.

Kirsty Katul, Waterloo Mediator

For expert assistance with mediation and divorce in Waterloo, Kirsty Katul has the experience, knowledge and care you need. Kirsty practiced family law litigation but is now an Accredited Family Mediator at the Ontario offices of Fairway Divorce. She has negotiated complex divorce settlements both in and out of court.

Lesley Shebib, Divorce Mediator

Specializing in divorce and separation mediation, Lesley Shebib is a certified mediator from our Fairway Divorce Solutions Vancouver office. She can provide you with the most comprehensive advice you need.

Michael Shebib, Mediator

Your divorce will be in good hands when you rely on Michael Shebib, our leading mediation expert, based in our Vancouver office. Find out more about Michael.

Renee D Bolin Nichols, Winnipeg Mediator

Renee, a divorce mediator from our Winnipeg team, can provide the right expert advice and support you need through this time of separation or divorce. Graduating from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, her expertise is in child protection litigation and family law.

Sandra Martin, Mediator

Sandra Martin from our Winnipeg office has years of experience and can provide you with the assistance and separation advice you require.

Sarah Whyte, Mediator

If you are in need of expert divorce and financial services, Sarah Whyte, from our Waterloo office can provide it. Reach amicable resolution with her help.

Tracy Kendal, Owner/Mediator

Tracy Kendel, top senior negotiator and mediator from our Saskatoon office, can provide you with expert divorce & financial services, leaving you feeling confident & supported through the divorce.

Testimonials: Read Our Reviews

Fairway Divorce, the leading divorce mediator in Canada. With expert advice and assistance in divorce and separation, our testimonials reflect our work. Read the reviews and client testimonials.

Uncontested vs. Contested

There are two ways divorce can go - contested or uncontested. A contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree, either about getting divorced or the terms of the separation, such as the division of property, allocation of debts, spousal support, or child custody.

Our Values

Fairway Divorce Solutions is the alternative to traditional divorce. Our values & culture transpire into extraordinary customer service putting family first.

Vancouver Mediation & Divorce Services

Looking for reliable mediation & divorce advice in Vancouver? Fairway Divorce Solutions make it easy to understand the process & can provide representation.

Winnipeg Mediation & Divorce Services

We are the divorce lawyer alternative. Located in Winnipeg, Fairway Divorce Solutions is Canada’s leader in negotiated divorce settlements and family mediation services. Expertise in financial division, wealth preservation, and strategy at costs less than divorce lawyers. Meet our Winnipeg team for a no charge consultation.