“The more you do internationally, the more insights from one country or one culture are really fascinating to someone in a different culture…very quickly you learn that the whole world works on the basis of families” Adrian Fisher, designer of mazes and labyrinths, FT Weekend, 28 August 2022
Pulling together in the same direction by engaging the intuitive principles and effective protocols of the consensual collaborative process, FEAs and family enterprises can bring to the surface shared values, reignite channels of communication, and rebuild withering trust entwining and across family and business relationships.
Here is a selection of my social media posts receiving the most attention. They represent practical aspects of collaboration, leadership thoughts, and ahead of the curve ideas. Enjoy the read! Is anyone listening to me? “Who sits next to whom and who will they be facing?”
Collaboration builds durable reliable family relationships and offers a consensual roadmap to dispute resolution. My role as a Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Family Advocate is to coach advisors and support families to attain the wisdom and best practices of collaboration to produce sustainable valued outcomes for individuals and multigenerational business families.
Voice of the Child Reports (VCR) Separating parents may have initiated a court process, family arbitration, or find themselves at a crossroads during negotiation of a separation agreement. What decisions they may jointly make or have granted the authority to a third party decision-maker to make on their behalf during those proceedings may be socially,
The breakdown of your relationship may never happen. For some, the knowledge that this relationship is finally over brings joy and freedom. For those committed to a prenup, the ‘stop date’ may have been planned and anticipated. For many others, flooding emotional responses may take over. Separation experienced as a devastating event raises questions about
In Part 1 of #WinSpiration we offered new habits developed and practiced by separating parents in quarantine under local government’s precautions to keep its citizens safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are more WinSpiration lifestyle practices to help parents and spouses balance support their loved ones while they manage maintaining the security, emotional health and
I have been regularly checking in with clients to understand how they are facing this period of quarantine with their families during an agreed separation. Here are the most inspiring new habits these parents and spouses have instituted over the last few months to bring stability, confidence, and maintain important emotional bonds with their children
Online kits to help you complete your separation agreement with checkboxes may look like they solve all your problems: they are readily available, fully customizable, and easy to skip over the language you don’t understand. The old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ aptly applies. You won’t recognize conflicting provisions or out of date
How you proceed forward once the decision to separate has been taken by one spouse requires some consideration. The values, work ethics, and best practices of the lawyer you retain are just as important as the forum in which you proceed. It is also important that you and your lawyer see eye to eye on
Being ready to decide and choosing to separate is difficult and emotional. Readiness means you have accepted that your relationship is no longer viable and can’t be ‘fixed’. You are self-aware of how that emotional roller-coaster can hijack logical thinking and you’ve taken steps to manage your grief and start the process of addressing your
Posted February 7, 2018
by Lorisa Stein
|in Arbitration, Child Support, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Approach, Collaborative Divorce & Toronto Family Law, Divorce, Family Business, Marriage Contracts, Mediation, Negotiation
Transitions in our personal lives signal a new journey tumbling with emotion, stress, and at times overwhelming our daily lives. Families aren’t predictable. Alliances are dynamic and change over time. Emotional responses interrupt our brain’s natural ability to think clearly, analyze data, and make plans appropriate to the situation. Some of that emotional stress interrupts