Client Testimonials

The process was very streamlined and the steps were clearly defined - I came into this very overwhelmed and having a structured process helped ease some of the anxiety and helped reign in any off-topic discussions. Colette was very professional, unbiased and created a safe environment for dialog. She was very accommodating with the fact that all communication had to be done long distance and helped bridge the distance gap by providing continuous updates and responding to e-mails in a timely fashion.

Waterloo-Wellington Client September 2016

The way they make you feel from start to finish was so great. I felt very comfortable and relaxed each time I went in to talk. If you stay within the guidelines and both parties are civil the process works great and very smoothly. Bringing in the lawyer really helped on some of those questions in the back of your mind that you thought of but didn't really know if it was worth bringing up. I can't say more than a great big thanks to the team at Fairway Divorce Waterloo.

Waterloo-Wellington Client August 2016

I wanted to share with you something that I hope your potential clients will learn from.
In early 2016, a friend who used you for his divorce recommended us to Fairway. He was very happy with the cost and timeframe in which everything got completed.
My wife and myself came into see Fairway in January 2016 and based on our situation, we were quoted $7,000 each. My wife unfortunately decided to get a lawyer instead of using Fairway and I had no choice but to find one too.
Last week we just finalized our separation agreement and my legal bill alone was $45,000. The entire process was extremely stressful on us, our 2 young kids and our respective families & friends. We’ve used up a significant amount of our savings to get through this entire process.
Looking back on the whole experience, I am confident that using Fairway would have cost us a lot less money and minimized the stress on our entire family.

Calgary Client July 2016

I was very happy working with Colette at the Waterloo-Wellington office. She was always able to answer the “what if…” and “how do I…” questions at every step of the process, and her knowledge & responsiveness helped lower the stress and anxiety of separation.

Waterloo-Wellington Client August 2016

Colette and her team at 'Fairway Divorce Solutions' helped us to manoeuvre through the painful experience of separation in an amicable and efficient manner. By providing clear instructions and step-by-step procedures, we were able to get through the process quickly.

Waterloo-Wellington Client July 2016

Thank you for the final paperwork. I enjoyed our last meeting with you and appreciate all that you've done. You've been most kind and thoughtful.

Waterloo-Wellington Client July 2016

Thank you very much. I appreciate that and it was so fast !!! You guys are amazing and I appreciate everyone I have dealt with so much since I have started to go through this nightmare and very difficult time. I don't know who you all report to but they need to know the team they have is amazing

Calgary Client June 2016

You are such a compassionate person, Colette. This was definitely the right process for me. I felt safe and for the most part, heard.

Waterloo-Wellington Client June 2016

You have really helped me make the best of an unpleasant situation. Thanks!

Saskatoon Client June 2016

I just wanted to give you an update that I got my final settlement and filed for divorce. Thank you for your patience and advice over the past year. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I meet going through a separation or divorce.

Calgary Client

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me through this process. I could not have gotten through this without your guidance. I am sure to tell my friends, colleagues and anyone that I know going through this type of life changing event that you are an amazing team and would most highly recommend.

Waterloo-Wellington Client

Thank you so much again for working with us. I really enjoyed the behavioural style part. I found this very informative and will help in the process of understanding my former spouse more which ultimately makes it easier on our son who is number 1.

Waterloo-Wellington Client

I would like to thank Fairway Divorce Solutions and in particular Colette for all of her assistance with our separation. Colette was not only kind and fair but compassionate and intuitive. She was able to help us come to an amicable solution to our custody situation and legal separation. Colette had a way of getting to the heart of issues and bringing two sides to a comfortable middle ground. Thank you.

Kitchener Client March 2016

Colette, thank you for bringing us to the point of resolution, especially in discussions regarding our daughter. It really helped, and to me felt like a necessary step toward finalizing our split. You brought much enlightenment, patience and understanding.

Kitchener Client February 2016

When my husband and I decided to go our separate ways, it was overwhelming. A lady at my work had used Fairway for the legal separation of her marriage, she said it was the best separation & divorce anyone could ask for, I was like "who can say that about separation or divorce".

She began to inform me for a flat cost you can negotiate back and forth without being charged each time for meetings or phone calls, etc., of course that is based on your current situation and what you would want them to do for you.

It was like getting emotional and financial control of the situation but with the professional management team from Fairway, thus alleviating all the worries that could have been.

This was exactly what we both needed. From start to finish, which depended on your partners willingness to co-operation, it was such a smooth transition. In the end I have the same comments as my co-worker had, the separation and divorce went smoothly. M.V.

Calgary Client February 2016

Our experience with Colette at Fairway was exceptional. It made a difficult situation much easier to navigate going forward into co-parenting arrangements. I highly recommend Fairway.

Waterloo-Wellington Client February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to see the kids yesterday and for making them at ease in confiding in you. They were happy afterwards that they got the chance to voice what was in their little hearts. Thank you for this.

Calgary Client January 2016

From the moment I first walked through Fairway's doors, until the day I received my final documents, I felt I was in caring, competent hands. My amazing Fairway mediator prepared me for what would likely be happening over the following weeks, and then skilfully guided my ex and I through the mediation process until we reached a mutually-agreed-on settlement. To this day, I will forever be grateful to my Fairway mediator - I don't know how he did it, but he made sense of the senseless, he calmed the chaos, and was a beacon of hope lighting the way to a new beginning for all of us.

Calgary Client January 2016

Thank you Karen. You've got an amazing attitude and you do your job so very well. I'm so glad the agreement was signed and we can really move on with our lives.

Calgary Client December 2015

The process was very streamlined and the steps were clearly defined - I came into this very overwhelmed and having a structured process helped ease some of the anxiety and helped reign in any off-topic discussions. Colette was very professional, unbiased and created a safe environment for dialog. She was very accommodating with the fact that all communication had to be done long distance and helped bridge the distance gap by providing continuous updates and responding to e-mails in a timely fashion.

Waterloo-Wellington Client September 2016

The way they make you feel from start to finish was so great. I felt very comfortable and relaxed each time I went in to talk. If you stay within the guidelines and both parties are civil the process works great and very smoothly. Bringing in the lawyer really helped on some of those questions in the back of your mind that you thought of but didn't really know if it was worth bringing up. I can't say more than a great big thanks to the team at Fairway Divorce Waterloo.

Waterloo-Wellington Client August 2016

I wanted to share with you something that I hope your potential clients will learn from.
In early 2016, a friend who used you for his divorce recommended us to Fairway. He was very happy with the cost and timeframe in which everything got completed.
My wife and myself came into see Fairway in January 2016 and based on our situation, we were quoted $7,000 each. My wife unfortunately decided to get a lawyer instead of using Fairway and I had no choice but to find one too.
Last week we just finalized our separation agreement and my legal bill alone was $45,000. The entire process was extremely stressful on us, our 2 young kids and our respective families & friends. We’ve used up a significant amount of our savings to get through this entire process.
Looking back on the whole experience, I am confident that using Fairway would have cost us a lot less money and minimized the stress on our entire family.

Calgary Client July 2016

I was very happy working with Colette at the Waterloo-Wellington office. She was always able to answer the “what if…” and “how do I…” questions at every step of the process, and her knowledge & responsiveness helped lower the stress and anxiety of separation.

Waterloo-Wellington Client August 2016

Colette and her team at 'Fairway Divorce Solutions' helped us to manoeuvre through the painful experience of separation in an amicable and efficient manner. By providing clear instructions and step-by-step procedures, we were able to get through the process quickly.

Waterloo-Wellington Client July 2016

Thank you for the final paperwork. I enjoyed our last meeting with you and appreciate all that you've done. You've been most kind and thoughtful.

Waterloo-Wellington Client July 2016

Thank you very much. I appreciate that and it was so fast !!! You guys are amazing and I appreciate everyone I have dealt with so much since I have started to go through this nightmare and very difficult time. I don't know who you all report to but they need to know the team they have is amazing

Calgary Client June 2016

You are such a compassionate person, Colette. This was definitely the right process for me. I felt safe and for the most part, heard.

Waterloo-Wellington Client June 2016

You have really helped me make the best of an unpleasant situation. Thanks!

Saskatoon Client June 2016

I just wanted to give you an update that I got my final settlement and filed for divorce. Thank you for your patience and advice over the past year. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I meet going through a separation or divorce.

Calgary Client

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me through this process. I could not have gotten through this without your guidance. I am sure to tell my friends, colleagues and anyone that I know going through this type of life changing event that you are an amazing team and would most highly recommend.

Waterloo-Wellington Client

Thank you so much again for working with us. I really enjoyed the behavioural style part. I found this very informative and will help in the process of understanding my former spouse more which ultimately makes it easier on our son who is number 1.

Waterloo-Wellington Client

I would like to thank Fairway Divorce Solutions and in particular Colette for all of her assistance with our separation. Colette was not only kind and fair but compassionate and intuitive. She was able to help us come to an amicable solution to our custody situation and legal separation. Colette had a way of getting to the heart of issues and bringing two sides to a comfortable middle ground. Thank you.

Kitchener Client March 2016

Colette, thank you for bringing us to the point of resolution, especially in discussions regarding our daughter. It really helped, and to me felt like a necessary step toward finalizing our split. You brought much enlightenment, patience and understanding.

Kitchener Client February 2016

When my husband and I decided to go our separate ways, it was overwhelming. A lady at my work had used Fairway for the legal separation of her marriage, she said it was the best separation & divorce anyone could ask for, I was like "who can say that about separation or divorce".

She began to inform me for a flat cost you can negotiate back and forth without being charged each time for meetings or phone calls, etc., of course that is based on your current situation and what you would want them to do for you.

It was like getting emotional and financial control of the situation but with the professional management team from Fairway, thus alleviating all the worries that could have been.

This was exactly what we both needed. From start to finish, which depended on your partners willingness to co-operation, it was such a smooth transition. In the end I have the same comments as my co-worker had, the separation and divorce went smoothly. M.V.

Calgary Client February 2016

Our experience with Colette at Fairway was exceptional. It made a difficult situation much easier to navigate going forward into co-parenting arrangements. I highly recommend Fairway.

Waterloo-Wellington Client February 2016

Thank you for taking the time to see the kids yesterday and for making them at ease in confiding in you. They were happy afterwards that they got the chance to voice what was in their little hearts. Thank you for this.

Calgary Client January 2016

From the moment I first walked through Fairway's doors, until the day I received my final documents, I felt I was in caring, competent hands. My amazing Fairway mediator prepared me for what would likely be happening over the following weeks, and then skilfully guided my ex and I through the mediation process until we reached a mutually-agreed-on settlement. To this day, I will forever be grateful to my Fairway mediator - I don't know how he did it, but he made sense of the senseless, he calmed the chaos, and was a beacon of hope lighting the way to a new beginning for all of us.

Calgary Client January 2016

Thank you Karen. You've got an amazing attitude and you do your job so very well. I'm so glad the agreement was signed and we can really move on with our lives.

Calgary Client December 2015

Professional Testimonials

Clean Break”, along with Fairway Divorce Solutions®, will absolutely save you time, money, energy and – for sure – months of unnecessary heartache. It is about time someone cut through the grease and cleaned up the messy costly divorce process.

Dr. John f. Demartini Best Selling Author of "The Breakthrough Experience"

I am a matrimonial lawyer and have worked with some of Fairway’s clients for almost 10 years. I have found that their mediated resolutions plans are professional, and that when completed with the benefit of independent legal advice, have achieved a good and economic result for the clients.

Warren Jennings Calgary Family Lawyer

The Fairway process of divorce offers a much less costly and stressful alternative to the legal system; the legal system is premised on the parties being ‘adversaries’ and ‘battling it out’. As a practicing lawyer I see the stress and turmoil families go through when dealing with divorce. Karen Stewart’s Fairway process offers those involved a lifeboat, a ‘fair way’ to end their marriage and move on with their life without becoming mired in the legal system.

Brian Conway Lawyer

When a person faces a relationship break up, it’s easy to think that calling a lawyer will solve your problems. It might but it will cost you … big time … in many ways other than just financially! Remember, most lawyers make their money creating conflict not resolving it! Why go there if you don’t have to?
Wouldn’t it be so much more productive, efficient, cost-effective, timely and kind to everyone involved (including yourself) if you were to capitalize on Fairway Divorce Solution processes so you can move you, your soon to be “ex” and your children, if you have them, to an ending and new beginning you can all live with, versus a potential ending where you all end up hating each other?

Dr. June A. Donaldson MBA, EdD, Mediator, Arbitrator, Best-Selling Emotional Intelligence Author
President of Donaldson & Associates, Inc.

I am a lawyer in Edmonton, Alberta and I’ve been working with Fairway Divorce Solutions to help client’s resolve the issues resulting from their separation and impending Divorce since 2008. As a lawyer working with Fairway I’ve been involved in helping client’s with the legal processes involved after the mediation itself is concluded, such as divorce proceedings, dividing pensions, independent legal advice to the mediated agreement, transfer of properties, etc. In the last 8 years I’ve reviewed numerous mediated agreements prepared by Fairway Divorce Solutions and I’ve found them to be of the utmost quality in terms of the legal soundness of the agreement as well as the clarity of terms. I’ve never had a client come to me, after concluding mediation with Fairway Divorce Solutions, who had ongoing issues surrounding the parenting of their children with their former spouse. I’ve found that clients who go through the process with Fairway Divorce Solutions have a sound understanding of the agreement they are entering into, a sound understanding of the financial consequences of their separation, and that they maintain a positive working relationship with their former spouse, if not a cordial relationship. Despite handling matters start to finish in a litigation setting with my own clients, I’ve often referred potential client’s to Fairway Divorce Solutions when it seems that mediation would be an appropriate method for them to resolve their separation.

Chris King Edmonton Family Lawyer

Fairway Divorce Solutions offers a structured approach to family mediation, which provides clients with the secure knowledge that they are moving forward along the path to settlement. From the perspective of a lawyer who has worked with many Fairway clients, this structured approach avoids any opportunity for one spouse to force the other through an unnaturally expedited process while still promoting a streamlined and efficient means of addressing the issues for the benefit of both spouses. Often, one spouse may seem almost desperate to leave the marriage behind while the other may still be grieving the loss of the relationship. Seeing either of these people at the end of Fairway's structured process, they are generally confident in their resolution and able to look positively to the future.

Jennifer Breithaupt Kitchener Family Lawyer

As a family lawyer, I have seen the negative effect that litigation-based resolution causes to families, both emotionally and financially. The negative emotions usually associated with the break-up of a relationship are only exacerbated by the litigation model – each party sees every step of the litigation process as “win” or “lose”. It is not uncommon for a contested family law file to take five years or more to fully resolve, at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars. I am happy to support Fairway Divorce Solutions as an alternative to this approach. I have seen firsthand that the Fairway process results in a fairly negotiated settlement, which leaves both parties with their dignity and finances intact.

Brad McTaggart Winnipeg Family Lawyer

We have been working with Fairway Divorce, Tracy Kendel and her amazing team over the last couple of years. Fairway Divorce and their team has been nothing short of exceptional in helping ease the stress of our clients at what can be a very challenging time. We absolutely love the support, understanding, and thorough work that they do. We trust them with our clients and never hesitate to refer our clients to them. It has been an absolute pleasure working with this team and we look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come!

Shawna MacDonald Saskatoon Mortgage Broker

As a lawyer who works with Fairway Divorce clients I can honestly say that I find Fairway easy and pleasant to work with and I personally think a negotiated settlement between couples is the best way forward for those who can manage it.

Stephen Kaczkowski Calgary Family Lawyer

Fairway Divorce Solutions is a company that we are very proud to refer clients to.
It is an affordable, straight forward process that our clients appreciate. The service is professional and efficient and we know our clients are taken care of properly.

Tawny Bley and Tyler Hildebrand oneSt. Mortgage
Saskatoon, SK

It's been a pleasure working with Micheline over the past 13 years. She brings a lot of expertise in the role of mediation having been a Financial Advisor for many years as well as her ability and care for people personally and professionally. She takes attention to detail to a new level and breaks things down for clients in a way that is simple to understand. The divorce process can be difficult on many levels. The clients that we've jointly worked with us have not only commended Micheline on making the process more amicable and less stressful but also grateful that she's setup a team environment where we work together in such a way that clients feel confident moving forward with completing the divorce process in a more timely manor as well as the security of knowing their finances have had a comprehensive review and able to move forward with confidence that informed decisions have been made.

Filomena May Raymond James – Investment Funds Advisor
Calgary, AB

I would like to thank Fairway Divorce Solutions and in particular Colette Fortin for all of her dedication to educate and help her clients through separation and divorce mediation. Colette is kind and fair but compassionate with her clients. She helps clients to come to an amicable solution with regards to splitting of the marital assets, equalization, and the planning of the children custody. Colette has a way of getting to the heart of issues and bringing two sides to a comfortable middle ground. We here at Mortgage InGenuity work hand in hand with Colette to make sure solutions are in place and her organization makes our jobs easier to provide mortgage solutions to fulfill the separation agreements and plans that have been set for her clients. Thank you Colette for the great service and dedication to your clients and community.

Rich Ventura President of Mortgage InGenuity
Waterloo, ON

I always enjoy working with Colette and her team at Fairway. I find all her clients have an understanding of their process and why they need to have their homes evaluated. Working with their clients also shows that the alternative to the traditional lawyers works well and leaves both parties feeling that they have been treated fairly and can move forward.

Stephanie Catcher Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.
Kitchener-Waterloo

Clean Break”, along with Fairway Divorce Solutions®, will absolutely save you time, money, energy and – for sure – months of unnecessary heartache. It is about time someone cut through the grease and cleaned up the messy costly divorce process.

Dr. John f. Demartini Best Selling Author of "The Breakthrough Experience"

I am a matrimonial lawyer and have worked with some of Fairway’s clients for almost 10 years. I have found that their mediated resolutions plans are professional, and that when completed with the benefit of independent legal advice, have achieved a good and economic result for the clients.

Warren Jennings Calgary Family Lawyer

The Fairway process of divorce offers a much less costly and stressful alternative to the legal system; the legal system is premised on the parties being ‘adversaries’ and ‘battling it out’. As a practicing lawyer I see the stress and turmoil families go through when dealing with divorce. Karen Stewart’s Fairway process offers those involved a lifeboat, a ‘fair way’ to end their marriage and move on with their life without becoming mired in the legal system.

Brian Conway Lawyer

When a person faces a relationship break up, it’s easy to think that calling a lawyer will solve your problems. It might but it will cost you … big time … in many ways other than just financially! Remember, most lawyers make their money creating conflict not resolving it! Why go there if you don’t have to?
Wouldn’t it be so much more productive, efficient, cost-effective, timely and kind to everyone involved (including yourself) if you were to capitalize on Fairway Divorce Solution processes so you can move you, your soon to be “ex” and your children, if you have them, to an ending and new beginning you can all live with, versus a potential ending where you all end up hating each other?

Dr. June A. Donaldson MBA, EdD, Mediator, Arbitrator, Best-Selling Emotional Intelligence Author
President of Donaldson & Associates, Inc.

I am a lawyer in Edmonton, Alberta and I’ve been working with Fairway Divorce Solutions to help client’s resolve the issues resulting from their separation and impending Divorce since 2008. As a lawyer working with Fairway I’ve been involved in helping client’s with the legal processes involved after the mediation itself is concluded, such as divorce proceedings, dividing pensions, independent legal advice to the mediated agreement, transfer of properties, etc. In the last 8 years I’ve reviewed numerous mediated agreements prepared by Fairway Divorce Solutions and I’ve found them to be of the utmost quality in terms of the legal soundness of the agreement as well as the clarity of terms. I’ve never had a client come to me, after concluding mediation with Fairway Divorce Solutions, who had ongoing issues surrounding the parenting of their children with their former spouse. I’ve found that clients who go through the process with Fairway Divorce Solutions have a sound understanding of the agreement they are entering into, a sound understanding of the financial consequences of their separation, and that they maintain a positive working relationship with their former spouse, if not a cordial relationship. Despite handling matters start to finish in a litigation setting with my own clients, I’ve often referred potential client’s to Fairway Divorce Solutions when it seems that mediation would be an appropriate method for them to resolve their separation.

Chris King Edmonton Family Lawyer

Fairway Divorce Solutions offers a structured approach to family mediation, which provides clients with the secure knowledge that they are moving forward along the path to settlement. From the perspective of a lawyer who has worked with many Fairway clients, this structured approach avoids any opportunity for one spouse to force the other through an unnaturally expedited process while still promoting a streamlined and efficient means of addressing the issues for the benefit of both spouses. Often, one spouse may seem almost desperate to leave the marriage behind while the other may still be grieving the loss of the relationship. Seeing either of these people at the end of Fairway's structured process, they are generally confident in their resolution and able to look positively to the future.

Jennifer Breithaupt Kitchener Family Lawyer

As a family lawyer, I have seen the negative effect that litigation-based resolution causes to families, both emotionally and financially. The negative emotions usually associated with the break-up of a relationship are only exacerbated by the litigation model – each party sees every step of the litigation process as “win” or “lose”. It is not uncommon for a contested family law file to take five years or more to fully resolve, at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars. I am happy to support Fairway Divorce Solutions as an alternative to this approach. I have seen firsthand that the Fairway process results in a fairly negotiated settlement, which leaves both parties with their dignity and finances intact.

Brad McTaggart Winnipeg Family Lawyer

We have been working with Fairway Divorce, Tracy Kendel and her amazing team over the last couple of years. Fairway Divorce and their team has been nothing short of exceptional in helping ease the stress of our clients at what can be a very challenging time. We absolutely love the support, understanding, and thorough work that they do. We trust them with our clients and never hesitate to refer our clients to them. It has been an absolute pleasure working with this team and we look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come!

Shawna MacDonald Saskatoon Mortgage Broker

As a lawyer who works with Fairway Divorce clients I can honestly say that I find Fairway easy and pleasant to work with and I personally think a negotiated settlement between couples is the best way forward for those who can manage it.

Stephen Kaczkowski Calgary Family Lawyer

Fairway Divorce Solutions is a company that we are very proud to refer clients to.
It is an affordable, straight forward process that our clients appreciate. The service is professional and efficient and we know our clients are taken care of properly.

Tawny Bley and Tyler Hildebrand oneSt. Mortgage
Saskatoon, SK

It's been a pleasure working with Micheline over the past 13 years. She brings a lot of expertise in the role of mediation having been a Financial Advisor for many years as well as her ability and care for people personally and professionally. She takes attention to detail to a new level and breaks things down for clients in a way that is simple to understand. The divorce process can be difficult on many levels. The clients that we've jointly worked with us have not only commended Micheline on making the process more amicable and less stressful but also grateful that she's setup a team environment where we work together in such a way that clients feel confident moving forward with completing the divorce process in a more timely manor as well as the security of knowing their finances have had a comprehensive review and able to move forward with confidence that informed decisions have been made.

Filomena May Raymond James – Investment Funds Advisor
Calgary, AB

I would like to thank Fairway Divorce Solutions and in particular Colette Fortin for all of her dedication to educate and help her clients through separation and divorce mediation. Colette is kind and fair but compassionate with her clients. She helps clients to come to an amicable solution with regards to splitting of the marital assets, equalization, and the planning of the children custody. Colette has a way of getting to the heart of issues and bringing two sides to a comfortable middle ground. We here at Mortgage InGenuity work hand in hand with Colette to make sure solutions are in place and her organization makes our jobs easier to provide mortgage solutions to fulfill the separation agreements and plans that have been set for her clients. Thank you Colette for the great service and dedication to your clients and community.

Rich Ventura President of Mortgage InGenuity
Waterloo, ON

I always enjoy working with Colette and her team at Fairway. I find all her clients have an understanding of their process and why they need to have their homes evaluated. Working with their clients also shows that the alternative to the traditional lawyers works well and leaves both parties feeling that they have been treated fairly and can move forward.

Stephanie Catcher Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc.
Kitchener-Waterloo

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