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DIVORCE: Hiring The Most Expensive Lawyer

I was reading a blog this morning about Hiding Assets During Divorce. Yes a little light reading to start my day haha. As a mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst I’m always looking to gain more knowledge that will help my clients. I wouldn’t say that the issue of hidden assets comes up a lot, but it does come up.

I’m writing this blog because I was disturbed by a statement that this US lawyer made during the interview, not because I want to update you on my reading list.

“…hire the best lawyer you can afford.”

Strategy during divorce is very important, especially when it comes to financial decisions.
Strategy during divorce is very important, especially when it comes to financial decisions.

Is that really what divorce has come to? If you don’t have money you are at risk of not being properly serviced by a less expensive lawyer?

As with any profession there are good and bad lawyers at multiple price points, fair enough. Is cost really equal to the best though? I think we can safely say that is not always the case.

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Divorce And Your Finances

If people aren’t fighting about their kids during separation and divorce they are fighting about finances. The worst cases are fighting about both.

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it. It’s important to make informed decisions during your separation.

You need a divorce team; not just a lawyer, to ensure that you have all of the information that you need to make good decisions. Decisions that you are not going to regret

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As a Separation Coach – What Do I Know?

It’s amazing the perspective you gain when the conflict you are in between is not your own. It allows me the opportunity to listen without emotion, ask questions and guide people to win-win solutions.

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Fighting Fair: We All Have Style, Even in Conflict

Recently I had an article published by YummyMummyClub.ca about understanding conflict style and how that can help you fight fair. Take a look and let me know what you think. Read article here.  

SEPARATION2SUCCESS Workshops – Don’t go through this alone.

Separation is scary; I’m not going to lie.

The fear of the unknown, new parenting roles & responsibilities, anger and confusion often play a part. The process can be frustrating, complicated and take time.

It doesn’t have to be terrible though. It’s important to realize that support is out there and you have options.

SEPARATION2SUCCESS is one such support group. It gives you the opportunity to meet and share with a group of people that are experiencing a similar life transition to you. The group is guided by a Family Mediator and Separation Coach. You can get support from peers, professional information and linked to local professionals for a fraction of the cost of individual coaching.


How Can a Separation Coach Help Me?

Here’s a quick video from my appearance on Breakfast Television Toronto last week. It has a few examples of how to involve a separation coach in your break up. Separation Coach Julie Gill on BT ...

Why would you need a Separation Coach?

For one simple reason…There is No One-Size-Fits-All Divorce  Each family has very unique requirements and goals for the future. When you are separating there are many things to think about and ...