Articles of Interest

Preparing for divorce pays off

A realistic look at what life will be like after separation can make couples rethink their decision. Read article.


Devastated by divorce court

January is traditionally the busiest month for people to file for divorce in Canada. But many lawyers are reporting a significant drop in calls post-Christmas and see it as a signal that the economic meltdown may be keeping more couples together. Read article.


More couples choose 'friendly' divorce

Many couples are sitting down with their lawyers to hammer out deals. Read article.


Patience of Job and wisdom of Solomon

Family court judge tries to look at world through the eyes of children. Read article.


The Joy of an Ex

By: Jackie Ramler

CEO Divorce Choices Inc., October 2009


Written by a Barrie financial planner who specializes in divorce planning, Jackie Ramler talks about the divorce process in a way that preserves the dignity of the family, and the available financial resources. The book is written specifically about Ontario Family Law. More than 50 experts have contributed on the topics of Collaborative Family Law, the impact of divorce on the children of divorce, and the proactive actions that parents can do to ensure that their children are spared emotional and financial hardship.


In Jackie's words, she describes "the divorce process...preserving your family's dignity, privacy and financial resources."


Barbara recommends this as a must-read for anyone considering divorce!

Suggested Reading


Barbara's article Collaborative Separation and Divorce


Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
By: Sue Johnson
Published by: Little, Brown and Company


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
By: Don Miguel Ruiz


Tug of War
By: Judge Harvey Brownstone
Published by: ECW Press


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