8 Red Flags – for EARLY STAGES of a relationship or separation 

Tuesday August 16, 2022

Eight Red Flags for the EARLY STAGES of a relationship or separation Get a financial agreement (pre-nup) before you marry? This should be signed at least 28 days before you marry. Give yourself enough time to discuss it with your future spouse, at least 6 months before you marry.  You can still get a financial agreement (post-nup) after you marry …

7 Divorce and Finances Red Flags

Monday August 8, 2022

 7 Red Flags when going through a divorce and resolving your finances  How much maintenance should you pay or receive? If you have children, the court will be guided by the equivalent rate of an assessment by the Child Maintenance Commission.  With spousal maintenance, the court will look at the way your family circumstances and finances were structured in the …

5 Common Divorce Process Myths

Monday August 1, 2022

Five Common Myths about making claims against your partner or spouse (vice versa) in the event of a separation. Advice from friends and family Each case is different. Advice from family and friends who have gone through the process may not necessarily be relevant to your case.  Common Law Marriage This does not exist. Cohabitees do not have the same …

How to Divorce in the Most Cost-Effective Way

Tuesday July 12, 2022

How can divorcing couples reach a financial settlement in the most cost-effective way without going to court? When a marriage ends, you can use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice to reach a financial settlement without having to go to court. Sometimes assistance from the court may be unavoidable in order to obtain necessary financial …