Subject: Why everyone going through a divorce should watch Marriage Story

The Divorcing Well newsletter

JANUARY 2020

Leanne Townsend

I am a partner with Brauti Thorning LLP and practice exclusively in the area of family law, with a particular focus on cases involving domestic violence and spousal abuse. Every month I send out a newsletter full of helpful tips, advice and insights that will help you navigate through family law challenges.

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Divorce spike in January:
fact or fiction?


It’s a fact: Family lawyers frequently report a spike in calls during the first month of the year and is the reason January has been dubbed “Divorce month.” In my recent blog post, I unpack what’s driving the trend and offer tips on how to minimize the impact of separation and divorce on children.


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January Divorce month

Marriage story

Lessons for divorcing couples from Netflix’s Marriage Story

The hit movie Marriage Story is an authentic depiction of the challenges couples face during a divorce, even when their goal is to split as amicably as possible. Check out my recent blog post for the top takeaways and why it should be required viewing for anyone considering or going through a divorce.


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Help children navigate divorce


Books can help children identify and deal with the loss, anger, fear, and uncertainty that they may be experiencing during their parent’s separation or divorce. The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts has curated age-appropriate reading lists to help them better understand the situation.


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Books for children

Financial empowerment

Tips for taking control of your financial future


A new study reveals that more than 95 per cent of women don’t consult a financial advisor when going through a divorce, even though they have clear economic goals they want to achieve. The research also shows that six out of 10 women think about working past retirement age to meet their living expenses while seven out of 10 are considering selling some jewelry to finance their future.



Yoga therapy

 Finding your light in life's
darkest moments


The most difficult life events can offer opportunities to recalibrate and reconnect, says U.S. yoga teacher and healer Elizabeth Rowan in a recent Yoga Journal article. Mindfulness, yoga
and meditation are empowering
tools for people going through a breakup and can help them find their way back to the light.



DID YOU KNOW?


Getting a top job significantly increases women’s chances of divorce, even in gender-equal countries. New research from Sweden shows that women are more likely to pay a higher personal price for their success than men. Researchers at Stockholm University found that married women were twice as likely to be divorced three years after their promotion to CEO level compared to their male counterparts.

 


All Your Family Law Bases Covered


Looking for more information on what to expect during a divorce, abusive relationships, love and money, life after divorce or other family law topics? 


Check out the In the News and Blog sections of my website where there's a wealth of great content to get you up to speed on everything you need to know.

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Leanne Townsend, Family Lawyer


Partner, Brauti Thorning LLP
Brookfield Place
161 Bay Street, Suite 2900,
Toronto, ON M5J 2S1



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