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Child Support

Child Support

Child support is an issue where we deal with a lot of misconceptions. There are lots of people who see child support as a sword in the whole divorce process. If you take anything from this blog, let it be that child support is not a sword, but a tool that helps you...

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Your Options for Divorce or Separation in Nova Scotia

Your Options for Divorce or Separation in Nova Scotia

Contrary to what the public thinks, having lawyers arguing in court is not the norm nor the best way to get divorced in Nova Scotia. Every separating couple is different and may require different levels of legal support to reach a mutually beneficial divorce or...

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Tips for Shared Parenting over the Holidays

Tips for Shared Parenting over the Holidays

It is finally here, the happiest time of the year! Happiest, and for a lot of people the most stressful. There is so much to manage: money, travel, gatherings, and for those who are raising a family in two homes there is a need to figure out what the parenting...

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What’s the Deal with Collaborative Family Law?

What’s the Deal with Collaborative Family Law?

I am a big believer in getting things done as affordably and agreeably as possible. Collaborative Family Law helps me achieve that for my clients. When separating from your partner the Collaborative Family Law process doesn’t look like a separation that you see on TV....

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Show me the numbers

Show me the numbers

I often get some push back when I ask for copies of paystubs, pension information, income tax assessments and returns for the past three years, etc. (“financial disclosure”) from couples that are separating. Especially when clients come to me with a written separation...

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Covid 19 and the Strain on Relationships

Covid 19 and the Strain on Relationships

Covid 19 really changed things. In some ways it added a lot to our lives. New skills learned. New Hobbies, or time to return to old hobbies that have fallen off of our radars. Our relationships with friends and family changed as we learned how to keep connected in a...

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Separation Agreements: The What, Why and How

Separation Agreements: The What, Why and How

So, what is a separation agreement? On its face this seems like an easy answer. It is a contract that a couple makes when they decide to separate, whether they were common law or married Generally, the separation agreement covers three main issues: Where and how your...

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The Best Interests of the Child: Who Decides and How?

The Best Interests of the Child: Who Decides and How?

One of the key things that we look out for as parents is the best interests of our children, so it is no surprise that when a question about parenting time (or custody) comes before the court that the best interest of the child is also the primary consideration. There...

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