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The Crown Season 5

Mediation: Good Enough for Royalty, Good Enough for You

In exploring, and introducing, the concept of mediation to those unfamiliar, I would suggest logging on to Netflix and taking a look at the acclaimed Drama, The Crown, fifth season’s penultimate episode, titled ‘Couple 31’. Here, the exploration and understanding of the nuance mediation offers to those during divorce, is effectively managed.    A few

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5 Tips for selling your home during a divorce

5 tips for when considering selling your home during a divorce.

Separation and divorce creates one of the most difficult financial decisions we experience. Most notably, the largest asset most of us will ever acquire now hangs in the balance – The Family Home. Through the property division process, it is often the matrimonial home that must be sold. The sale of your home is not

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fresh thoughts: What is a Desk Divorce?

5 steps to filing a divorce online.

We call an uncontested divorce filed online a Desk Divorce. Jd Law is an exclusive legal partner with Fresh Start Mediation providing divorce filing services for Alberta clients. At JD Law, an uncontested divorce that is filed online, without the need to appear before a judge or justice, is what we call a Desk Divorce.

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Fresh Partners - JD Law + Fresh Start Mediation

JD Law + Fresh Start

We have partnered with JD Law to ensure a smooth transition from the agreement you want, to the simple legal filing process you need. With your mediated agreements from Fresh Start in hand, JD Law can help clients based in Alberta file online without the need to appear in court in person.

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Fresh Idea: Bilingual Family Mediation!

Fresh Idea: Bilingual Family Mediation!

Did you know we are the only bilingual family mediator serving Manitobans? Our own Lisa Huberdeau serves families in French AND English. Lisa was recently profiled by the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) and we are excited whenever one of our team gets to share the good things we do for our

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man in white cowboy hat

Y’all, Stampede Responsibly

Things to Consider About Divorce Before Attending the Calgary Stampede “It’s Not Cheatin’, It’s Stampedin!” It’s been two years since the Calgary Stampede has been in full swing and many Calgarians are excited to get their boots on, join in the festivities, and have a great time. Stampede is generally a family affair and a

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3GNY Stories Live: WEDU Wednesdays Featuring Don Schapira

3GNY Stories Live: WEDU Wednesdays: In this virtual series, grandchildren of Holocaust survivors share their family stories with us. You’ll also learn more about our educational initiative, WEDU, which trains 3Gs to learn and share their family stories in school classrooms. On March 9, Don Schapira will share the story of his grandfather, Mordechai Gabrieli,

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A Mediators Rant on Israel Palestine

Author: Don Schapira, Q.Med. Since the outset of the latest flare up in the occupied territories, I have been repeatedly asked for my opinion on which side of the fence I am on. Rather than share it, I typically choose to listen and understand what side is theirs. My curiosity is usually fulfilled with a

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Best Interests of the Child: Changes to the Divorce Act

As with any living document, The Federal Divorce Act is undergoing additional changes this year. While these changes were delayed from July 2020 due to Covid, their time has finally arrived and as of March 1, they will be implemented. We at Fresh Start Mediation, wanted to take the opportunity to discuss some of the

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