Domestic Violence Safety Planning: A Lawyer’s Perspective

Domestic Violence Safety Planning: A Lawyer’s Perspective

Dear Domestic Violence Advocate, Thank-you for the work you do and the daily compassion you show domestic violence victims.  I write hoping to demystify a Family Lawyer’s role in the divorce and separation of domestic violence victims as well as offer my wishes about...
How to Separate and Save Money

How to Separate and Save Money

Separating is difficult.  Often times, incomes need to stretch by covering two households and continuing to pay down joint debt obligations every month. Here are a few tips on how to separate and save money: The Act of Separating In Canada, you do not need any legal...
Top 5 Factors of Smart Cohabitation

Top 5 Factors of Smart Cohabitation

I was inspired to write about “Smart Cohabitation” for my website and as a general interest piece.  Did you know that Statistics Canada stopped gathering census data on how many people were divorced or common-law in about 2006 or as the lawyer in me would say “adult...
Top 5 Habits of effective self-representation

Top 5 Habits of effective self-representation

I have been practising for about sixteen (16) years now and have noticed a definite pattern towards self-representation in family law matters.  Self-representation means that an individual handles their own legal matter (and in this case family law matter) rather than...