As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) and an Ontario-accredited Family Mediator (Acc.FM). I would like to share with you how my greatest pain in life became my greatest passion.
As a survivor of separation and divorce, I have been through this life-altering event. Our separation cost us collectively $120,000 in legal and other professional fees, while taking over two years to work through the “system.” I remember my lawyer saying, “Ken, now that we have the property issues settled, we should address the child custody issues. I will need another $30,000 retainer to get started.”
The family law system is in disarray; lawyer fees are higher than ever and the courts are jammed beyond capacity by self-represented parties. I can tell you little has been reformed in family law over the decades. The system continues to leave families broken and broke.
I often think about how Canada is known internationally as a nation of peacekeepers, yet our family justice system forces our citizens and families to go to war in court. Where are those Canadian peacekeepers?
After enduring this horrific ordeal, I left the experience with a single-minded passion: I would not let any family go through what I went through.
Who are my Typical Clients?
Families with young children are active, with running out to various activities while juggling work and home responsibilities. Family life must not stop just because you have a separation and divorced to manage. I offer convenient locations and times and virtual meeting options to fit into your busy schedule.
I understand the unique concerns of empty nesters facing separation and divorce, who do not want to disturb their retirements. I will work with you to craft a solution that maximizes your family estate while minimizing the cost of your divorce.
Small Business Owners
Family enterprises can confound divorce negotiations. I have supported numerous business owners through separation and divorce progression and will use my expertise to provide guidance and simplify the process.