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POST-SEPARATION SELF-CARE IDEAS

January 07, 2020

Written by Kara-Lynne Chapman Separation from a partner or spouse can be stressful and heartbreaking. Here are some ideas for showing yourself some love as you heal. Go for a walk in nature. The trails at Springwater Provincial Park (https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/springwater) are particularly beautiful and are also open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Escape reality at the movies. Have you checked out the D-Box seats at Cineplex yet? https://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/D-Box A massage is a wonderful way to pamper yourself and Blue Mountain’s Scandinave Spa is a luxurious retreat. https://www.scandinave.com/blue-mountain/en/…

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Amending Agreements

December 18, 2019

By Allison McAlpine If you have a Separation Agreement it is not meant to be an Agreement that lasts forever. Certain terms can be changed.  For example, parenting, child support, and spousal support can all be changed if there is a material change in circumstances of the parties.  If the two parties agree on the new terms then the parties can retain lawyers to prepare an Amending Agreement outlining the changes. An Amending Agreement is a separation agreement which changes the original separation agreement. It is usually a few pages…

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CASE CONFERENCES – USUALLY YOUR FIRST STEP IN FRONT OF A JUDGE

November 27, 2019

Written by Allison McAlpine After the Pleadings Stage and First Appearance (and any urgent motions) a Case Conference is held. This article provides information relating to Case Conferences in the Barrie, Ontario Family Court and is not meant to apply to other jurisdictions. A Case Conference is held in front of a Family Court Judge. They are at 930am and there are a number of other cases on for 930am.  You will not likely be reached at 930am.  Be prepared to be at Court all day. Purposes of a Case…

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LUNA – OUR OFFICE MASCOT

November 21, 2019

Written by Kara-Lynne Chapman On a warm September day, I ventured out to the woods at the Tiffin Conservation Centre for a walk. To keep my heart-rate elevated, I was listening to a true crime podcast while enjoying the peace and solitude the trees offered.  It was near the property line, with no one else in sight, that I ran into a wizard, cape and all.  Happily, it turns out that the wizard was simply part of a cos-play group that were enacting some sort of battle but I was…

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