Families First Mediation & Separation Coach.com During the Pandemic Pause

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I heard the term Pandemic Pause and I really liked it, it felt appropriate to me. I thought I would write this blog to say Hi and catch you up. We’ve all had choices to make and living through this un...

5 TIPS To A Better Self-Isolation Family Life

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I see so many posts about bettering yourself, staying healthy and connecting during self-isolation and social distancing. All great posts with great ideas but what about a post that helps us live and ...

STUCK: Separating, Isolation & Social Distancing

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People are joking about being stuck with family during this time of isolation due to Coronavirus/ COVID-19. It’s not so funny when you are feeling stuck at home with your soon to be ex though. For man...

Families First Mediation MILESTONE! 10-Year Anniversary of the Grand Opening

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I was on vacation with my daughter last week and missed posting about a special milestone. The 10-year anniversary of the Grand Opening of Families First Mediation!! I have since started another busi...

Mediation MYTH – You Need To Be On The Same Page to Mediate

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The short answer – NO. I hear this all of the time, “we aren’t on the same page so mediation won’t work” or”my lawyer told me I shouldn’t mediate because we are so ...

Changes to the Divorce Act – Is Bill C-78 the Change We Need?

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On May 22, 2018 Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled Bill C-78. This Bill looks to make changes to the Divorce Act, an Act that has not seen changes in 20 years. Don’t mistake these changes fo...

Do You Know The Impact Of Separation/Divorce In Your Workplace?

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I think it’s fair to say that divorce is a costly, time-consuming and emotionally draining experience.  Although Separation is a personal matter, it is also a very emotionally charged one. It is not p...

Divorce Mediation & Informed Decision Making

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It’s fundamental to the divorce mediation process that you make informed decisions. The mediation process provides you with the opportunity to make decisions that work for your family, however there a...

Families First Mediation, Melissa speaking

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My name is Melissa Haddad and I am the first person you will speak to when you contact us, whether by phone, email or our contact form.  Since you get me first, I’d like to share with you who I am. Ot...

DIVORCE Is A Big Commitment.

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Divorce is a big commitment. It’s January, the month that has been labeled “divorce month” so it makes sense to talk about just that, divorce and the commitment it takes to move forward with it. One d...