Divorce & Making Smart Financial Decisions


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Fairway Divorce offers an alternative to traditional divorce by empowering individuals to make well-informed decisions about money and children. The old way wreaks havoc on emotions and relationships, divorce mediation employing the Fairway divorce process aims to negotiate a middle-ground that is acceptable to both parties.

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Divorce & Making Smart Financial Decisions

  1. 1. The Clear Road to a New Life® Divorce and Making Smart Financial Decisions
  2. 2. Why are we so Passionate about changing the way Divorce Happens? 2
  3. 3. Taking Control…. Not Possible in the Traditional Divorce System
  4. 4. 5 Restraining Orders Police Threats Private Investigators More than 12 court appearances Psychological Assessments Business Valuations Over 5 Lawyers 3rd Party Strangers deciding our children’s fate Outcome of Adversarial Divorce
  5. 5. 6 Justice does NOT equal Fairness!
  6. 6. 7 What about our Children?
  7. 7. 8 What about our Bank Accounts?
  8. 8. There are only two issues in divorce: Money and Children …but emotions take control and play havoc in the traditional system. They steer attention, time and money away from a grounded, empowered approach to resolving the issues.
  9. 9. The Old Way • Profits from conflict through hourly billing • Uses reactive position bargaining, so clients lose control • Has no strategic process or methodology • Can drag on for years
  10. 10. The Old Way… continued • Has no accountability for the outcome • Sees assets and wealth destroyed • Uses perception labeled as fact in affidavits and destroys relationships forever • Focuses on “rights” and a win-lose scenario • Does not protect children from being used as pawns either intentionally or unintentionally
  11. 11. • Upwards of 50% of marriages end in divorce • Millions of children are affected by divorce • The courts are backlogged with divorce cases, taking away valuable time to deal with the real criminals • A large percentage of child custody cases are decided by strangers in the courts • The stress and downtime of employees in divorce is costing corporations millions • Our health system is crowded with stress induced disease and ailments
  12. 12. 13 Divorce is over a $25 billion dollar industry that no one is being held accountable for.
  13. 13. What are the Alternatives? • The Traditional Model: •You have a Lawyer •I have a Lawyer •Win/Lose = Zero Sum Game • Collaborative Law • Mediation • Financial Mediation • Fairway – Use Independently Negotiated Resolutions
  14. 14. No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. Albert Einstein
  15. 15. The Better Way… The Fairway • The Fairway Process™ ensures that emotions do not interfere with grounded decision making. People move independently through a step-by-step process to arrive at a win-win outcome, while keeping self-respect intact. • Parties keep control. They develop: • A comprehensive resolution plan that lays the foundation for new beginnings – a plan that stands the test of time.
  16. 16. • Negotiators ensure that the Parties are empowered decision makers. Fairway provides financial and parenting expertise and uses strong negotiation skills. • Lawyers provide independent legal advice. Reduce Cost Reduce Time Reduce Stress Protect the Children The Better Way… Independently Negotiated Resolution: The Fairway
  17. 17. Reduce Cost A flat fee is designed for each family based on the complexity of financial and emotional issues. Reduce Time We strive to have complete resolution within 120 days of receiving financial disclosure.
  18. 18. Reduce Stress Our unique Fairway Independently Negotiated Resolution™ process ensures both Parties are empowered decision makers, by removing fear based reactive position bargaining. Parties move through the process separately while achieving consensus along the way, to ensure positive momentum and a comprehensive resolution plan. Relationships are protected while individual outcomes are maximized.
  19. 19. Protect the Children Children are empowered as their parents strive to be the best they can be in their divorce. Co-parenting plans are based on what works for the specific family. Everyone wins.
  20. 20. Preserve your Assets you have Worked so hard to Build How to Divorce in a down Economy: Does it make sense to wait to Divorce? Pro’s and Con’s How do I deal with asset’s: Home Cottage RRSP’s Stocks – Bonds How can I control my costs in my Divorce? 23
  21. 21. The Fair Way
  22. 22. The Fairway Scorecard Karen Stewart: Acknowledged as the “Divorce Guru” across North America. – A personal commitment to protecting children and assets Great working relationship with local matrimonial lawyers. Fairway is Franchising across Canada and the US with plans to go International. Top Notch Professional Senior Negotiators Fairway’s own: “Nurtured Children Parent Education Seminar™” helping educate parents of divorce. Holds an informative “What is the Law™ Seminar Thorough Owners/Negotiator Training sessions to ensure Fairway achieves resolution for all clients.
  23. 23. Extensive Media Coverage: Globe & Mail Franchise Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise Canada Magazine Investment Executive Magazine Top New Franchises Women Entrepreneur Magazine Calgary Herald Vancouver Sun Edmonton Sun Why? Because the consumer is demanding A Better Way Global TV Breakfast Television CTV Calgary SHAW TV Global National TV Morning News Victoria Big Brain Radio Show 660 AM News CBC News
  24. 24. 27 www.fairwaydivorce.com