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Proper groundwork can ease the process of separation and divorce

There is no doubt that it is tough to face the facts when a marriage comes to an end. Even if an Ontario couple can keep their separation and divorce amicable, there will be challenges -- both financial and emotional. Using alternative dispute resolution such as mediation may further ease the process, but certain steps in preparation might help. It will help to have a basic knowledge of the family assets, income, expenses and debts before filing for divorce.

Is mediation the reason behind some divorce selfies?

Yes, the title really does say, "divorce selfies." It's a relatively recent phenomenon: newly divorced couples in Ontario and abroad are taking and posting selfies right after signing the papers. Some of the pictures are going viral, and the trend has caught the attention of the media. So, why are some people smiling through their divorce, while other spouses can barely stand to look at each other? Maybe the social media couples took advantage of mediation, or another non-confrontational divorce option.

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