How We Help

Successfully navigating Separation and Divorce is ultimately about your children and your money – negotiating these issues successfully requires information and documents.

Locating and organizing the information for completing the necessary financial disclosure forms will ensure that you and your Divorce team have the best opportunity to protect your post-Separation future.

Divorce Matters offers you Individual Consultation services, as well as Checklists and Information Modules designed to help you be your own best advocate throughout your Separation and Divorce process.


Our Services

Individual Consultation

Debbie Shawn will work with you on a one to one basis to help you navigate the steep learning curve of Separation and Divorce.

  • You may need help understanding the different options and approaches available to dealing with Separation and Divorce, and referrals to appropriate professionals.
  • You may need help locating, organizing and completing the paperwork for the Financial Disclosure forms required in order to negotiate your agreement.
  • You may need help prioritizing your concerns and issues.

Divorce Matters is available to assist with all this and more.

Separation and Divorce Checklists

Checklists are designed to assist you with keeping track of everything involved with your Separation and Divorce process.

Separation and Divorce Summary Sheets

Summary Sheets are designed to help keep your information organized and in a format that is useful for you and of maximum assistance to your Divorce team.

Separation and Divorce Information Modules

Information Modules are designed to assist you with understanding and organizing the information and documentation that you and your Divorce team will require.

Checklists, Summary Sheets and Information Modules can be purchased individually or as a package.

Individual Consultation

Every Divorce involves both emotional and financial separation. Debbie Shawn, founder of Divorce Matters understands that ending a marriage is overwhelming. More importantly, she understands that for most people, this is all new. And, the learning curve is steep.

You will need to:

  • Understand your options and determine which Separation process is best for your situation,
  • Understand what information you need to locate and how to locate it,
  • Understand the importance of prioritizing your personal concerns,
  • Figure out how to make it all cost effective.

Debbie Shawn, founder of Divorce Matters, is available to guide you through the process of preparing for an organized Divorce.

Debbie has developed ChecklistsSummary Sheets and Information Modules that are designed to help you be your own best advocate during the Separation and Divorce process. She will work directly with you, using these tools to help you ensure that you and your Divorce team have the best opportunity to protect your post-Separation future.

Working with your Divorce team efficiently,  and being able to provide required documents on time will ultimately save you money and reduce stress. And, as an added benefit, these new organizational skills will be invaluable as you move forward with the next stage of your life.

In addition to the Divorce Matters’ standardized tools, Debbie can also design personalized systems to meet your individual needs.

Joint consultation with both marital partners and Debbie is another way to reduce the costs of Separation and Divorce. Debbie is experienced in assisting clients who want to work co-operatively with their separated spouses to organize and complete the necessary paperwork collaboratively.

Get in Touch

Separation and Divorce impacts every area of your life, often leaving you feeling overwhelmed.  Divorce Matters provides a unique Divorce preparation system to help you regain control of your life and to assist you to work with your Divorce team as effectively as possible.

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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