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7 Myths About Separation and Divorce

Written by Carpenter Family Law On November 28, 2017

Your divorce doesn’t have to be messy and adversarial. To show you why, we put together a clean infographic about the most common myths we hear time and time again about separation and divorce. Take a look and see how many of these you were taken in by, and why it’s just not true. Then […]

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Do You Need A Marriage Contract? (Plus, 3 Things To Avoid!)

Written by Carpenter Family Law On August 11, 2017

When entering into a marriage with someone, while a happy and joyous time, it is important to also consider the legal aspects should something go wrong. Marriage contracts lay out the financial plan for your marriage in legal terms AND help involve and promote honest communication about your relationship together. What Does A Marriage Contract […]

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How to Prepare Your Children For Divorce

Written by Carpenter Family Law On August 1, 2017

While you are going through the beginning stages of your divorce, you may find it most difficult to handle your own emotions. But what about when it comes time for you to tell your children? One of the most difficult conversations any parent will ever have is telling their children about their decision to split. […]

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6 Secrets to Surviving A Painful Divorce

Written by Carpenter Family Law On July 26, 2017

We’ve been told that half of marriages end in divorce. But no one really tells you what to do after a divorce. The moments leading up to your divorce might feel unbearable, but it’s the time afterward with all the life adjustments, that can be the hardest. Here are 6 ways you can survive a […]

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5 Ways to Keep A Civil Relationship

Written by Carpenter Family Law On July 25, 2017

Divorce and separation are difficult times for the entire family, and when the two parties are unable to work together civilly, it becomes even more unbearable to handle. Although divorce and separation is about ending your relationship, it ironically involves (and requires) working together. While a divorce is not the best or easiest situation to […]

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Separation & Divorce: What’s the Difference?

Written by Carpenter Family Law On June 1, 2017

Any situation involving a family lawyer can be confusing and stressful on the entire family. And if you’re stuck deciding between a separation or divorce, you may be left feeling overwhelmed. In order to make a proper decision, it is important to understand both the legal and emotional effects of both possibilities. Separation vs. Divorce […]

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Understanding Child Support

Written by Carpenter Family Law On May 1, 2017

Divorce and separation is a tough reality many families face, but you shouldn’t have to face it alone. We’re here to help you thoroughly understand child support and different custody agreements, so you can make the most informed decision. What is child support? In Canada, nearly 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. It’s nothing […]

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Family Law Services to Help Alleviate Stress & Avoid Conflict

Written by Carpenter Family Law On April 5, 2017

Many people facing the emotional stress and interpersonal conflict of divorce, separation, or custody issues don’t realize they have options and many services available. It’s common for people to believe the only course of action is to take their case to trial. But this is not true with the help of Carpenter Law. With the […]

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Five Ways to Protect Your Children During Divorce & Separation

Written by Carpenter Family Law On December 2, 2015

If divorce or separation is stressful on the parents, then it can be downright traumatic for any children involved. Usually, what happens is that: Children don’t understand why mommy & daddy are getting divorced, but they think it’s their fault Parents don’t realize that they could be harming their kids through their words and actions […]

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Family Law – Fathers: Myths & Truths

Written by Carpenter Family Law On November 11, 2015

At Carpenter Law (or almost any family law services provider for that matter), we often hear horror stories of fathers being judged harshly during family court proceedings. They suffer unfair accusations. They are mistreated by judges and opposing counsel. They believe that family law in Ontario is tilted against them. They think they just can’t […]

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