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...

Whose DIVORCE is it anyways?

Whose DIVORCE is it anyways?

This is your divorce, I shouldn’t have to even ask this question. This blog stems from things that I hear daily in my mediation practice. It’s a frustration for me both personally and professionally a...

Mediation With HEART

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I had a call from a local family law lawyer and was told that she recommended me to her counterpart because she felt that the case needed a mediator with heart. While I was happy that’s how I’m seen, ...

Mediation & Your Role

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Mediation & your role. There’s lots of information on the mediator’s role however don’t forget you have a huge role to play too! After choosing the right mediator for your situat...

Divorce And The Holidays

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Family, food, friends, gifts, time off….what could be better? It really does sound like a recipe for a good time however many families find this time of the year to be very stressful as well. Ma...

Divorce and better parenting

Divorce and better parenting

Ok, I’m not saying that this is always the case and I’m not trying to go against all of the people that say divorce hurts children. Here’s a positive though, see if it resonates with any of you. I AM ...