Leanne’s Divorcing Well podcast: Change your mindset, change your life?
Mindset matters — even in divorce. It’s easy to get caught up in negativity or bashing your former partner, especially if they behaved badly during the marriage.
But if you can adjust your attitude, it could pave the way for a better co-parenting dynamic and leave you open for a fulfilling relationship in the future.
On a recent episode of Divorcing Well, Leanne spoke with Juan Lee, an author and teacher of the powerful tool of introspection and the philosophy of love. He says divorce can be an opportunity to understand our role in the breakdown of the relationship and what needs to change so we don’t repeat the mistakes going forward.
“You can’t change another person, but you do have the ability to change your perspective of the other person. This will serve you well, especially if there are children involved,” he says.
You do not want to miss this very inspirational conversation.
Listen below on Spotify. Also available on Apple Podcasts.
Strategies for reducing fees in your family law matter
What’s the best way to keep legal fees under control in a family law matter?
It’s a common question clients ask and fortunately, there are practical strategies you can leverage to keep legal costs under control.
One of the most common ways fees are incurred is during the process of financial disclosure, where the lawyer requests tax documents, pay stubs, bank statements and the like. If clients file incomplete or wrong information that requires the lawyer to follow up, it adds to the charges on their file.
It’s important to have an honest and direct conversation with your lawyer about legal fees, so they can come up with options tailored to your specific situation.
In one of our most popular blog posts, we share some simple ways that clients can work with their lawyers to reduce fees.
Welcome Sadia Chowdhury, Mills & Mills LLP associate lawyer
Mills & Mills LLP is thrilled to announce the addition of associate lawyer Sadia Chowdhury to the Family Law Group.
Sadia has been dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law in the Greater Toronto Area since the start of her legal career.
She has experience in all aspects of family law and is a creative and passionate family law practitioner who approaches her files in a holistic and settlement-focused manner.
Sadia has a strong interest in resolving client matters in a cost-conscious and expeditious fashion, and has advocated for clients at the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice, as well as in mediations and negotiations. If you would like to reach out to Sadia, you can contact her here.
Highlights from Divorce Explained
Every week, I co-host an Instagram Live show with family lawyer Steve Benmor, where we discuss issues on the minds of those who are divorced or divorcing. Here are the topics from a couple of recent shows. Click on the photo to check out the full episode.
|What are your options when you believe the judge made the wrong call in your family law case? In this episode, we discuss the appeal process and why it’s vital to seek legal counsel if you go down this path.|
|Going to court is sometimes necessary to resolve a divorce, but often there are better options for separating spouses. One alternative dispute resolution path is mediation-arbitration. Find out how it works in this episode.|
Serving clients during COVID-19
As we navigate the new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and well-being of clients is my top priority. Social distancing is vital right now to prevent the spread of the virus so I will continue to work with clients through virtual meetings. If you have any questions or concerns about your family law matter or would like to schedule a meeting, please reach out to me by email.
Looking for more information on what to expect during a divorce, abusive relationships, love and money, life after divorce or other family law topics?
Leanne Townsend is the chair of the Family Law Group at Mills & Mills LLP and practices exclusively in the area of family law, with a particular focus on cases involving domestic violence and spousal abuse. Every month she sends out a newsletter full of helpful tips, advice and insights that will help you navigate through family law challenges.