Coping With Divorce When Children Are Involved

A divorce is a life changing decision made when a marriage has fallen apart. When a couple has children, it can be a million times more complicated. If they are very young, they may not understand why one parent has moved out and is suddenly not in the picture on a daily basis. If they are a…


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Taking Care of Your Children After Divorce

It can be scary to think about how you will take care of your children after a divorce. There are going to be many changes on the horizon for everyone to deal with. Yet you need to be confident that you can take care of them. Even if you have to turn to friends and family members for emotional…


Mediation- Answering Your Questions

WHAT IS MEDIATION? WHAT DOES A MEDIATOR DO? Mediation is used to come to a peaceful resolution with another party through the whole process of a separation, from start to finish. The mediator acts an as “independent” and will work with you to find solutions that best fit all parties’ needs. As a…


What you should know about Separation and Divorce

What is the difference between Separation and Divorce? Separation refers to you living separately and apart from your spouse. You are still legally married. (Once you and your spouse decide to separate, you can move forward with the mediation process.) To simplify the separation process includes…


Separation and Divorce Services

What is the Clarity Approach?

Clarity is here to help simplify things for you—and hopefully, remove some of your burden. Our mediation specialists offer support and guidance including: Helping you understand your legal rights and responsibilities Developing legal agreements (regarding custody, division of assets, and more)…


Meet our Mediators: Diane Valiquette

What is your background? I have extensive training in alternative modalities with regards to relationships. I also have training in Collaborative Law and Mediation. In addition to that, I trained under Dr. Bruce Fisher who is the author or the Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends and Founder of…


Tara Vargas Nicol

Meet Our Mediators: Tara Vargas

What is your background? I graduated University of Ottawa with a B.A. in Social Sciences, Honors in Criminology and Political Science. I completed graduate studies with the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution with designations in: Mediation, Negotiation, Third Party Neutral training,…


17 Tips For Successful Co-Parenting

Co-Parenting with EX can be extremely difficult for some and seamless for others. This is not how you pictured it, this not what you wanted, and it is not ideal…. But there are ways that you can make co-parenting work for you in the best interested of your children. Remember this is someone that…


Divorce Mediator Vs. Divorce Lawyer. What you need to know.

Believe it or not, this is one of the most important decision you will make during your separation process. Depending on which one you chose can determine the cost, longevity, and emotional output of your divorce proceedings. Here is some information you need to know when making this important…