Bluewater Mediation Blog

NEWS: Divorcing with dignity: How modern exes are treating a split as an awakening By Zosia Bielski of Globe and Mail

ARTICLE EXCERPT BY ZOSIA BIELSKI: "Some 41 per cent of marriages will dissolve before the 30th anniversary, according to Statistics Canada data from 2008, the last year the agency collected divorce information. Even as Canadians live longer and struggle to maintain long-term monogamous unions, many have been rethinking how they want to end those unions." "Today, many of these exes are actively trying to drop the antagonistic timbre of separation. They’re choosing collaborative divorce … [Read More...]

NEWS: 18 Things You Can’t Get in Court by Lorne Wolfson

The Lawyers Weekly Eighteen Things You Can't Get in Court by Lorne Wolfson [Article in Full Below] "Skilled family mediators and negotiators will emphasize to parties the things they can obtain in a settlement, but not from a court." Here are 18 of them: 1. Confidentiality The courts are very reluctant to order the sealing of a court file. Since a reported decision may attract the attention of creditors, Canada Revenue Agency, Children's Aide, the police, professional discipline bodies, … [Read More...]

Book Review: Mom’s House, Dad’s House, Making Two Homes for Your Child

By Guest Blogger: Melissa, separated parent of 3 children. This book is a must-read guide for parents who are separated, divorced, or re-partnered. Author Isolina Riccci charts a constructive course for divorcing parents how to navigate the new landscape of two homes for their children. This book will help you build this new family life, two homes with no fighting. The book encourages parents to start with the basic premise that: “Children Love, Want, and Need Both Parents.” Both parents … [Read More...]