Featured Blogs

Need a diversion from boring legalese? Well, sometimes we lawyers need that break too! So we created some blogs based on some interesting (at least to us!) cases or fact patterns that we have come across in our work. We hope you find something useful or at least interesting! Give us a call or shoot us an email if you have a situation you need some advice on.

  • 29/07/2019
    What Am I Giving Up If I Choose A Collaborative Divorce?

    Posted on July 9, 2016 by Deirdre Prestage Severide in Featured, Family Law


    In my initial meeting with clients, they often ask this question. It’s a valid question and arises, I think, because of the traditional stereotype of divorce and what it often looks like. Traditionally, divorce was about winning and losing, preparing for a battle in court where you strive to win with little regard for the claims of your spouse. During the process, you try to gain every possible advantage to defeat your spouse. This is a typical “win-lose” scenario! If you think about divorce in these terms, you may be concerned that a more respectful process like the collaborative divorce process may mean concessions and settling for less than what you would get if you win in court.


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  • 29/07/2019
    Is the Collaborative Divorce Process Only for Couples Who Get Along Well and Don’t Fight?

    Posted on July 9, 2016 by Deirdre Prestage Severide in Featured, Family Law


    Many people who first learn about collaborative divorce incorrectly assume that it only works for couples who get along well and don’t fight. The thinking is that if there is a significant conflict the couple is not able to negotiate a settlement and likely will need a court to impose an order on them.

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  • 29/07/2019
    Imagine a “Healthy Divorce”…

    Posted on July 9, 2016 by Deirdre Prestage Severide in Featured, Family Law


    Some would say that a healthy divorce is an oxymoron! We believe and have seen in our practice that divorce does not have to be adversarial and destructive to relationships and families. Too often people believe that divorcing means fighting, hiding, hating, yelling……..and in the traditional way of resolving these matters in the court process we often experienced this behavior. It doesn’t have to be so! There is a healthier way to restructure your lives going through a separation and divorce – not just for you but also, and perhaps more importantly, for your children.

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