$253,946.97 – The Cost of Raising a Child is Shortchanged

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Child Support can end up being a contentious issue for parents going through separation or divorce. That surprised me when I first started out in family mediation since I naively thought that all parents would want to ensure their children’s needs are looked after. ¬†However, all these years later I realize that it isn’t about looking after their child’s needs … Read More

Divorce: When does 50% pension division not equal 50%?

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I feel absolutely compelled to write this post for the simple reason that this past week I was mediating a couple’s separation and shocked at how little information their lawyers provided each of them regarding the division of his pension. He has a significant pension that has accumulated over the past 15 years while they were living together. ¬†She does … Read More