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Why Use Mediation

Divorce mediation is about you and your soon to be ex-spouse deciding your own divorce and what is best for the both of you and most importantly, your children. In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party, the mediator, and with their help, you work through the issues you need to […]

Communication During Divorce

Communication is essential to every relationship, as well as any divorce. It might sound ironic to say that there can be a “successful divorce,” but there are ways to make a divorce easier, and the resulting solution as beneficial as it can be. Without communication, proceedings can take months and even years- sometimes decades. Without […]

All About Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is something all struggling couples should consider. Instead of using the court systems, divorce mediation is conducted through divorce mediators, whose job it is to help you make the necessary decisions, in a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere. Unlike therapists, divorce mediators are not there to simply repair a relationship, or steer you in […]

Supreme Court commissions family law overhaul

National Post: April 3, 2013: Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has commissioned a report aimed at overhauling Canada’s family-law system. Its recommendations, which will be officially released later in April 2013, reportedly include strategies for streamlining the legal process, encouraging mediation and reducing litigation. The number of self-representing litigants in family-law cases has climbed […]

WHY DO YOU NEED A DIVORCE MEDIATOR?

We see quite a few Edmonton divorcing couples who who have worked out their own arrangements before they come to see us. The majority do make significant financial errors and the settlement is quite one sided. Others, whose marriage has broken down because they have poor communication, believe that they will effectively co-parent without a […]

Does mediation provide for better divorce agreements?

Both lawyers and mediators are capable of assisting couples to work out the details of their divorce. The difference between the lawyers and mediators is the approach to negotiations. Lawyers are trained in an adversarial process to get the best deal they can for their clients. This is a good thing. The downside however is […]

Divorce Over the Holidays

Edmonton Divorce Lawyers see a spike in demand near Christmas. For many families, the stress of the holidays brings to light the difference between what couples thought their marriage would be and the stark reality of two people just living together – but not in a loving relationship. This stress comes out in different ways, […]

Why does divorce seem so cutthroat?

Divorce triggers our core fears – fears that threaten our ‘sense of self’ which often makes our responses disproportionate to the actual events. Wrongs become bigger, we take everything the worst way, and we blow things out of proportion. Add to this the concept of trying to ‘win’ your divorce at the expense of the […]