Collaborative Family Law: Your First Meeting

Collaborative Family Law: Your First Meeting

If you and your spouse agree to engaging in the collaborative family law process, the first step will be a four-way meeting with you, your spouse, and your lawyers. This can be a daunting prospect for many people. One of the best ways to prepare for your first collaborative family law meeting is being aware of what will happen.  In Ottawa, we generally follow a standard agenda. 

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Marriage vs. Common-Law Relationships: Property and Support

Marriage vs. Common-Law Relationships: Property and Support

It is becoming increasingly common for people to choose to live together without getting married.  If you are considering this option, it is important to know the legal differences between the two relationships.  In this post, Jeffrey Sun, a Fresh Legal intern, outlines two factors you should consider: Property Division and Spousal Support.

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Your Separation and Divorce Team: Investment Advisors

Your Separation and Divorce Team: Investment Advisors

A few weeks ago, we looked at how a money coach may be able to help you during divorce to figure out how to support two households instead of one and your day-to-day finance.  In this post, Joëlle Hall, an Investment Advisor, shares how Investment Advisors can help you with accumulating the capital you need to maintain your desired lifestyle throughout your lifetime.  Joëlle reviews some important considerations when negotiating your divorce settlement, with a view for long-term planning, and highlights some important considerations for planning for your future.

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