October 8

Zip your Lip – The Sequel

Don’t let loose lips sabotage your success! The kitchentabledivorce approach is one which encourages open, honest and transparent communication between separated spouses as an alternative to costly scorched earth legal proceedings. But there are limits. And as the following real life example demonstrates, talking with your ex before you know your own legal rights can.

January 30

Addicted to Love!

Why love hurts and what you can do about it! Love hurts. In fact, as a recent Suzuki documentary appears to confirm “Addicted to Love” is much more than just a Robert Palmer song title. Actually the way your brain is wired, being in love triggers the same chemical reaction as any other kind of.

October 24

Zipping Your Lip

When talk is definitely not cheap! Met with several newly (and some not so newly) separated spouses this past week and each of them were still on speaking terms with their ex’s. That’s the good news. Good, because the kitchentabledivorce (KTD) approach that I developed, and practise, is all about encouraging communication and co-operation between.

July 4

Kitchen Table Etiquette

  When words can hurt you! Sally beamed as she proudly informed me that she and her former spouse had sat down at their kitchen table and negotiated their own separation agreement. Now as any of my former or current clients, or anyone who reads this blog, knows all too well, I encourage as much.

January 16

Happy New You – Part 2!

Resolution #2 – Take Care of Business! While you’re following my advice to care of your emotional needs arising from your separation or divorce (see Resolution #1) you also need to take care of some very important business. In your case this means not only finding about your legal interests and obligations, but establishing some.

December 1

Healthier Choices

How you divorce can effect the future health of your children! I have witnessed firsthand the emotional trauma caused by separation and divorce on my family law clients. That’s the reason I created the kitchentabledivorce.ca support group, with the help and assistance of my spouse. However there’s another affected group often overlooked by parents and.

October 3


NEED DIRECTION WITH YOUR FAMILY LAW CASE? My client and I were meeting around the courtroom table across from my client’s former spouse and her counsel. Apprehension and low expectations were definitely the order of the day. If today’s meeting failed to resolve the seemingly intractable, legal issues, trial dates would inevitably be scheduled. The.

May 30

Scary Statistic!

Two weeks ago Statistics Canada released a Report with some scary statistics for divorcing and separating couples. While the report did mention an overall decline in divorces for the period from 2005 to 2008, what caught my eye was the fact that 25% of divorce files took 2 years, or more, to conclude, which is.

May 4


As readers of this column soon discover kitchentabledivorce.ca is all about empowering people to take control of their own family law issues. Or to put it differently, sitting down at a table with your ex, and/or his lawyer, to attempt to resolve your dispute, almost always beats standing up in court, in front of a.