Events and Workshops

Divorce Matters is pleased to offer informational webinars in collaboration with other family law lawyers. These events provide you with guidance, next steps, and other information that is extremely valuable as you choose your next steps on your path.

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Our popular events and workshops include:

  • Separation & Divorce: What Information Do You Need?
  • Did You Know That More People Initiate Separation And Divorce In January Than In Any Other Month?
  • The Divorce Act Changed in March 2021: What Does This Mean for You?
  • Separation, Divorce & The Holidays – Coping Within Close Quarters
  • Separation and Divorce During Covid 19
  • Separation and Divorce Are Workplace Issues: Helping Employees and Organizations Survive and Reduce the Hidden Costs of Separation and Divorce
  • Separating and Divorcing Families: Peaceful Endings and Hopeful Beginnings

Articles and Interviews

A Divorce Coach Could Offer a Calming Perspective:

See what the Globe and Mail has to say about Debbie Shawn and the role of Divorce Organizers.

Rising Number of Couples Seek Advice on Splitting Up as Pandemic Stresses Take Toll on relationships:

CBC News highlights issues for couples splitting up during Covid 19

How Can Clients Help Keep Their Legal Costs Down During A Divorce?

Debbie Shawn in Divorce Magazine

The Breadwomen Project:

Podcast interview with Divorce Matters – Pamela Johnston, host of “The Breadwomen Project” interviews Debbie Shawn of Divorce Matters.  The Topic: Overwhelmed by the Process of Divorce?? 

Positive Solutions Divorce Services:

Bev Lewis, founder and president of Positive Solutions Divorce Services®, speaks to Debbie Shawn in this video interview.

Government Information on Family Law

About Family Law – Government of Canada Website
Family Law in Ontario – Government of Ontario Website

Agencies, Counselling and Support Groups

Assaulted Women’s Hotline
Catholic Children’s Aid Society
Catholic Family Services of Toronto
Children’s Aid Society Toronto
Families in Transition – Families in Transition supports the well-being of children who are experiencing significant
change brought on by the separation or divorce of their parents. Services are offered to families who either live or work in Toronto.
Family Services Toronto
Jewish Child and Family Services
Ontario Association of Social Workers: How to Find a Social Worker – The OASW maintains a listing of Social Workers in private practice for individuals looking for a therapist to provide support throughout and assistance at this stressful time.

Additional Resources

Collaborative Practice Toronto  – The Collaborative Practice Toronto website provides contact information for various types of professionals who can assist in the separation and divorce process, including collaborative family lawyers, financial professionals and family professionals.

Community Legal Education (CLEO) 

Divorce Angels – Divorce Angels provides information about many services and resources that individuals in the process of separation and divorce may find useful.

Law Society of Ontario  – The Law Society of Ontario offers a referral service. They will refer you to a lawyer, who will speak to you for up to 30 minutes, free of charge.

Legal Aid Ontario

Ontario Association of Family Mediators – The OAFM is responsible for accrediting Ontario family mediators. On their website, they have a listing of various family mediators throughout the province.

Clients who have extended health benefits for Social Work services may be able to be reimbursed for Divorce Matters services. Check with your provider to see if you have coverage for Social Work services.

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A Divorce Organized By Divorce Matters Will Help You:
  • Understand the Divorce process
  • Locate and organize the paperwork needed to negotiate important aspects of your Divorce
  • Complete your Financial Disclosure Forms 13, 13.1, required by your Divorce team
  • Save money on professional fees
  • Feel more in control of your life
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