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Lana Shparberg

Lana Shparberg

Name-it to Tame-it

In a recent professional development course attended by Lisa Sirlin, Family Lawyer and Mediator at the Deer Lake Law Group, she was alerted to the concept of “Name it to Tame it”, and it resonated with her so much that…

Spousal Assault and Peace Bonds

Police intervention in families during a family breakup is relatively common.  More often than not, one of the parties contacts the police during a heated argument, in the spur of the moment, and without actually appreciating the consequences.  The problem…

Surviving the Holidays after Divorce

It’s that time of year…you’re supposed to feel festive and joyous, but for many people, it is exactly the opposite. For those that have dealt with a change in their family structure due to separation or divorce, the ‘holidays’ can…

Do you need a Power of Attorney?

A ‘Power of Attorney’ (POA) is one component of Personal Planning and Estate Planning. The POA is a written document that authorizes another adult to act on your behalf for the purpose of dealing with private and business issues, as…

Travel Authorization Letters

Commonly called Travel Consent Forms or Travel Affidavits, the Travel Authorization Letter is a document that the non-traveling parent should provide to the parent that will be traveling with the child or children. The Government of Canada strongly recommends that…