Divorce Straight Talk Seminars

"Knowledge is power, and it can help you overcome any fear of the unexpected. When you learn, you gain more awareness through the process, and you know what pitfalls to look for as you get ready to transition to the next level."

We are presenting these seminars to provide information to our community on the topic of separation and divorce and including co-parenting issues.  We will discuss the alternative processes to deal with the legal implications of the separation or divorce which arise.   We will have experts to address issues and concerns about finances, property and debts, real estate and parenting, and related matters.  What are the steps that you need to take?  Where do you go?  Who do you talk to?  How do you pay for it all?  These are all areas which we will address and we will be on hand to answer questions after the presentations of each of the speakers. 

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Suzanne Winlove-Smith is a committed individual with a genuine passion for helping others when they are facing the biggest challenges in their lives. Her experience working throughout many Eastern Ontario's Court systems has given her a deep insight into the high financial, emotional and physical costs, of unresolved conflict. She has spent years working with some of the highest conflict cases your can imagine - with great success.  Suzanne has organized a variety of workshops and regularly gives presentations to the public. She has completed a Graduate Degree Program in Conflict Resolution at Carleton University in the Department of Law for Mediation and is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation.  

Josée Ménard, M.Ed, Mortgage Broker:  As a bilingual Mortgage Broker there are many reasons why Josée enjoys helping people with their mortgage needs. Perhaps the most obvious is the deep satisfaction that comes from helping people realize their dreams and help them accomplish financial success.  Another reason she loves what she does is that mortgages are a real learning process. No two clients are the same, no two mortgages are the same and no two dreams are the same. Each has its own characteristics and challenges. However, it is particularly through overcoming the challenges where she learns the lessons that enable her to improve her quality of service.

Barb Gladwish has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years working in some of the largest financial institutions within Canada.

Barb has also obtained her designation as a Financial Divorce Specialist to help separating and divorcing couples better understand their financial situation and options

Jim Jeffcott is a partner at Low Murchison Radnoff LLP and was called to the Bar in 1990.  .  He has practiced as a general practitioner in Eastern Ontario and Ottawa since that time.  He is the head of the Family Law Group.  He focusses primarily on Family Law and he encourages clients to consider appropriate issue resolution processes outside of the court process.  He continues to work on adversarial files as well.  He is also a trained mediator. Jim is a Past-President of Collaborative Practice Ottawa   He is also Past-President of the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals.  He is a founding member and a practitioner of Collaborative Practice in Ottawa since 2002.  He has spoken extensively regarding Collaborative Practice and Family Law, including presenting to judges, to other practitioners and to financial planners.  He has been a presenter of the Mandatory Information Program for participants in the court process.  Jim will be available to talk about the legal aspects of parenting issues, separation and divorce. 




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