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

Families First Mediation Grand Opening

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...

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...

A Family Is A Family – LGBTQ & Divorce Mediation

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LGBTQ families and Divorce Mediation – Support for ALL families. I had an interesting comment conveyed to me the other day and it got me thinking – yes even on a Friday 🙂 I was reviewing a flyer...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Divorce No Longer Public

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In a National Post article today I read that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have announced that they will now be handling their divorce privately, which I am so happy to hear. Read the article here: htt...

Our Home or Yours

Our home or yours

 Our Home or Yours – Family Mediation in our home (office) or your home, now available in the Durham Region! Link to Press Release HERE     Our Office       Families F...

Changing Your Parenting Plan – FREE Workshop

Changing Parenting-Plans

Your parenting plan is a living breathing document. It can change with the needs of your family and your children. These conversations need to happen and they are often challenging. Debbie Miles-Senio...

Child Custody Battles And A Broken System

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Custody battles are difficult enough but within a broken system they are doomed to be more damaging to families. Here is a link to a post in the Toronto Sun today by Michele Mandel. Judge blasts warr...