Separation Agreements are not a One Size Fits All solution
Have you been explicit in your wording
Is your separation agreement complete
Is your agreement wording clear
Are all the details confirmed
Is your agreement future focused
Is the agreement fair and balanced
Is the separation agreement realistic
A separation agreement must be crafted with an abundance of care and attention to the smallest of details. It is a binding legal contract that – when done correctly – will govern the rights and responsibilities of former spouses (or co-parents) who have entered into it.
Why have Your Do-it-Yourself Separation Agreement Reviewed
Most Do-it-Your separation agreements are drafted at a point when the two of you are stressed, unhappy and in a overwhelmed headspace, and it is precisely the time when many important considerations can get overlooked, avoided, or brushed aside as “too difficult.” For these reasons, it is of particular importance to have the assistance of a neutral professional such a mediator, divorce financial specialist or parenting specialist apply a trained eye to your settlement arrangements. I will prepare each of you for moving through independent legal advice
During my separation agreement review, I will:
• Completely read and review your agreement
• Edit your agreement to increase its clarity and certainty
• Confirm that your written separation agreement reflects the goals you have told me about
• Assess whether your separation agreement is in a state that means you’re ready to seek ILA
Get the most out of your ILA
My service will also make sure you get the most out of your ILA. I will start by recommending lawyers who are ready and willing to provide honest ILA regarding your self-written separation agreement. I will also:
• Prepare you for what to expect during your independent legal advice session
• Coach you on how to handle and contain any potential conflicts that might arise from ILA
The Benefits Of a Separation Agreement Review Before ILA
• Minimize the risk of incurring high legal fees when you get ILA about your separation agreement
• Reduce the chances of ILA being the catalyst for your separation/divorce turning nasty
• Getting any potential sticking points or shortfalls in your separation agreement sorted out before you seek ILA
• By giving your separation agreement clarity and preparing you for ILA, my service will mean a lawyer is much more likely to give you that coveted Certificate of Independent Legal Advice.
How the Separation Agreement Checklist – Review service works
1) PRIORITY REGISTRATION
Register for a Separation Agreement Review using the Review Priority Registration form on this page.
2) SCHEDULE A TIME
This meeting will be over the phone or even via a video web meeting. The fee is payable when you book
3) REVIEW MEETING
For the first 10-15 minutes, I will be asking you questions to help me build a better understanding of what you hope to achieve with your separation agreement. After that, I will share with you the ways in which you can improve your separation agreement to help you avoid problems with:
Hi, I’m Ken S. Maynard of Divorce the Smartway, and I’m a family mediator and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who’s ready to support you through your self drafted separation agreement. One of the ways I will help you navigate your self drafted separation agreement is to review your fianl version before you sign it.
Recent Client Testimonials
Separation and divorce are one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. And mine, even though we believed things were amicable, still had a level of tension and stress we didn’t expect. Divorce the Smartway helped to ensure my ex and I knew what we were entitled to and helped to make sure both of us were fair in what we were negotiating. People think they can do this on their own. And I was one of those people. Believe me, you cannot. Ken was professional and understood when emotions ran high. And made himself available for the many questions. Divorce the Smartway took a lot of the stress of paperwork and negotiating out of the way and helped me to focus on entering into a new phase of life.
Nancy P - Barrie, Ontario
The process of separation was confusing and emotionally charged. We wanted to limit the adversarial nature of sorting out the untangling of lives. Divorce the Smartway provided us with a solution that was fair, reasonably priced and most importantly left our dignity intact. I would highly recommend considering mediation as a option to the courts and was very happy with the way Ken and Lisa helped us find our soft landing.
SN – Vaughan
Stephen N - Vaughan, Ontario
Testimonials From Professionals
Ken Maynard has worked hard for many years to become an expert in the divorce industry.
Ken and his team are top notch. He is very professional and very successful in negotiating divorce settlements. Litigation only results in everyone losing – a lot.
If you are thinking of divorcing or are working in the divorce industry, I highly recommend Ken. I have referred him to many clients with much success.
Maureen Tabuchi - Published Author at Empowering Women to Succeed
There is no question that Ken understands the relevant issues in
a family law context.. Most important, he performs these tasks with kindness, compassion and respect for the dignity of both parties’ positions during what can be a period of significant emotional turmoil.
EA - Family Law Lawyer - Simcoe County
As a family specialist in mediation and collaborative law, I am impressed by Ken’s ability to guide clients through difficult and often emotional decisions as they move forward through life transitions.
Ken is creative in his approach to finding acceptable solutions for separating couples and their families.
He speaks candidly and competently. I highly recommend his services.
Should you come across anyone who is facing marriage breakup, do them a huge favour by counselling them to pursue mediation as an alternative to the antagonistic legal route. Ken provides a service that really helps people see past the emotional.
Dr. Les Galicinski
REGISTER FOR A SEPARATION AGREEMENT REVIEW
Complete this form to Register for a Separation Agreement Review. You can attach your Separation Agreement now or send it to me later.
FEE FOR REVIEW SERVICE
Paid at the time of Scheduling a meeting
Meetings are over the Telephone or Video Conference
After completing this Registration Form you will be receive an email with a link to my Online Scheduler for you to pick a date and time for your review meeting.
Meetings are over the Telephone or Video Conference.
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