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Dear Readers,

We are deep into the summer holidays and vacations are beginning. Suddenly my vet is going to be away for 3 weeks and I’m feeling desperate about that! Then I realize that no one is indispensable! In fact I want my vet to have a peaceful, restful and fun holidays so that he comes back ready to take maximum care of my beloved pets! In that vein, I want to wish you all a happy, restful and fun July 1 holiday weekend. We all deserve to have vacations and I am sure studies show that people are the better for having had a break from their work stresses and demands. I am working on an article on how to see going to your lawyer, when you have finally made the decision to leave your marriage, as a positive first step to a happy future for you and your children. I spoke with someone the other day who said that once she met with and decided to retain her lawyer, she experienced for the first time a sense of relief in her very stressful matrimonial matter.

Watch for my upcoming blog wherein I will discuss how to re-frame your legal road ahead as a positive step to your new and happy life. This is particularly the case when you choose, if appropriate for you in your situation, a collaborative process or divorce mediation as your forum for resolving your divorce matters. More about that next time.

In the meantime, Happy Canada Day and 150th birthday to our great country! Aren’t you glad that we are Canadians especially at this turbulent time in world politics!

Until next time,


Anne Freed holds a BA (Honours Sociology), JD (Juris Doctor, Law Degree), Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Advanced Training in Mediation, Arbitration and Collaborative Practice, Certification in Collaborative Practice

© Anne E. Freed, June, 2017