What Is The Holistic Approach To Divorce?

The holistic approach to divorce prides itself in taking into account the entire situation, and not just focusing on a single issue.

By Gary Stuart Joseph
April 29, 2010

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In the practice of family law we often take the holistic approach. We have to look at the full scope of the situation for the individual involved. For example, often people going through divorce and separation are suffering great stress and anxiety about the process. As family lawyers we have to be aware of all of the resources in the community and be able to refer our client to those resources to get additional assistance. So for example we refer our clients to psychologists or social workers, psychiatrists. Another aspect of family law is dealing with the financial crisis that often accompanies the breakup of a marriage. We recognize that and are able to reach out to resources in the community to help our clients. Accountants, financial advisers, chartered business valuators, other valuators, appraisers in the financial field to help the client deal with the financial crisis that often comes.

Gary Stuart Joseph is a Partner and Firm Chair at Toronto family law firm MacDonald & Partners LLP.

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