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Collaborative Divorce & Separation For the Business Owner

By Simone Brunton,  Financial Professional Simone Brunton, CPA, CA, CBV In business, change is par for the course. But unlike changes in market forces or consumer behaviours, separation and divorce can pose unique challenges for private business owners on both a personal and professional level. To increase the likelihood of a smooth business transition, [...]

Collaborative Divorce & Separation For the Business Owner 2017-06-06T11:03:32+00:00

Free eBook: Pathways to Amicable Divorce

By Christina Vinters, J.D., Family Law Mediator I'm really pleased to let you know that I've received a fantastic response to my book from collaborative professionals across Canada and the US.  I'm also exploring some suggestions to have it translated into other languages! I've decided to gift a customized PDF version of Pathways to Amicable Divorce to [...]

Free eBook: Pathways to Amicable Divorce 2016-12-26T19:26:25+00:00

Financial Advice for Divorcing Couples

Kelowna's Anna-Marie Rasmussen of Investors Group was featured in the January edition of Investment Executive for financial advisors. In the article Rasmussen offers several suggestions for financial advisors working with divorcing couples: Rasmussen suggests that financial advisors find another advisor in their office for one of the divorcing partners. She notes that often one [...]

Financial Advice for Divorcing Couples 2017-03-09T18:51:11+00:00

5 Ways To Get Past Your Breakup

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Terry Gaspard When a romantic relationship or marriage ends, it’s natural to experience feelings of rejection, anger, sadness, guilt, or regret. Self-defeating thoughts can grab hold because you’re vulnerable and trying to make sense of things. However, it’s important to realize that this is a normal part of [...]

5 Ways To Get Past Your Breakup 2016-12-26T19:26:25+00:00

Tips for Helping Parents Keep Children Out of the Middle

Tips for Helping Parents Keep Children Out of the Middle By Mindy Mitnick, EdM, MA, Edina, Minnesota and Zachary A. Kretchmer, JD, Minneapolis, Minnesota Courtesy: Association of Family Conciliation Courts As significant a change as divorce is for children, ongoing conflict between parents can cause problems for children across a number of dimensions, including emotional development, [...]

Tips for Helping Parents Keep Children Out of the Middle 2016-12-26T19:26:25+00:00

Grieving and the Journey of Divorce

Grieving and the Journey of Divorce by Mary Ellen McNaughton, Kelowna Counsellor Most people arrive at the decision to divorce after a lot of struggle, soul searching and emotional strife. It is usually a last resort decision after all else fails. We feel like we have given the relationship our best shot, we have really [...]

Grieving and the Journey of Divorce 2016-12-26T19:26:25+00:00

Collaborative Family Law vs. Adversarial Family Law

Collaborative Family Law vs. Adversarial Family Law by Gerry M. Laarakker, Vernon Lawyer Gerry Laarakker CFL v. AFL. This is not a diatribe on the virtues of Canadian versus American football; after all, as Canadians we all know which brand of football is superior, and as someone of European descent, I would contend that [...]

Collaborative Family Law vs. Adversarial Family Law 2016-12-26T19:26:25+00:00

What is Collaborative Family Law ?

What is Collaborative Family Law ? by Bev Churchill, Kelowna Lawyer Collaborative Family Law is an interests based process for the resolution of disputes in which the participants are committed to the creation of a resolution without going to Court. It evolved for use in family law matters as a result of growing discontent and [...]

What is Collaborative Family Law ? 2016-12-26T19:26:25+00:00

Heart Break Won’t Break Bank

Heart Break Won't Break Bank By Don Plant, Kelowna Daily Courier Breaking up has a whole new financial dynamic as of March 18, 2013. The B.C. government has enacted legislation that rewrites the guidebook for couples who split. Whether you're married or living together for more than two years, the Family Law Act and its [...]

Heart Break Won’t Break Bank 2016-12-26T19:26:25+00:00