Category Archives: Mediation

It’s not just the weather that’s “grey” – January is a big “grey” Divorce month

5 Questions to help you decide whether to stay or go.  Another January- another New Year’s resolution to get your marriage back on track- or move on. With one foot already out the door of a long time marriage, it … Continue reading

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BEWARE THE LOLLIPOP SYNDROME

  Recent research on children revealed that they are more determined that others will profit less than themselves, even if they suffer in the process.  The experiment offered a child a choice between one lollipop for them and none for … Continue reading

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Going through a ‘grey divorce’ need not be so financially worrisome.

The article in The Globe and Mail this week, “Rising ‘grey divorce’ rates create financial havoc for seniors” by Linda Nguyen (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/rising-grey-divorce-rates-create-financial-havoc-for-seniors/article4553219/) paints a bleak picture for the rising number of those 50 and older who are separating or divorcing.  … Continue reading

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Nesting… is it right for your family?

Nesting, during the separation and divorce process, refers to the idea that children stay in the family home while the parents take turns spending time with the kids.  For example, the parents may rent an apartment where parent A stays … Continue reading

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Grey Divorce Challenges

According to the most recent “Grey Divorce” data available, there were 852 divorces in 2008 where both partners were aged 65 and older (Statistics Canada, 2008). Grey divorces pose unique challenges. Many people assume that after divorce they can expect … Continue reading

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Don’t let your grey divorce put you in the “red”

Facing divorce after a long-term marriage is overwhelming.  And it is a trend that is growing.  For the partner who feels motivated to leave the marriage, they may experience a sense of adventure along with the hope of starting a … Continue reading

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A Case Study in Grey Divorce

Meet Anthony.  He is 57 and spent his professional life in the investment industry.  When the market faltered, he was terminated with a healthy severance.  With the blessing of his wife of 30 years, he wrote a “how-to” book for … Continue reading

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High Parental Conflict Affects Learning and Future Health of Kids

http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/familyhealth/article/1164720–high-conflict-between-parents-affects-kids-learning-and-future-health Are you contemplating divorce but worried what affects it may have on your child(ren)?  According to Dr. Jean Clinton, a clinical psychiatrist and professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, high parental conflict, whether during marriage or divorce, has negative effects on … Continue reading

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DIVORCE AFTER 50- THE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION

The closer retirement, the more important it is to manage resources.  It takes a lifetime of planning for the years when more monies will go out than will be earned. For most couples, their plans for retirement are meshed.  When … Continue reading

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“Grey Divorce” Information Session

For  couples contemplating separation or divorce at later stage of life, the costs of   prolonged negotiations that may erode assets that they have set aside for their retirement  is not what they want to see happen. There are viable alternatives … Continue reading

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