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Deborah Moskovitch
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Deborah Moskovitch is a Divorce Coach supporting people in having a positive outcome from their divorce, for a happier and healthier future. She understands divorce because she has been through her own seven-year struggle that ended more than 10 years ago. That process inspired Deborah to hunt for healthier, less painful ways to manage the divorce process and share it with others. Since then, she researched and shared proven strategies and advice from 100 of North American's top divorce lawyers, financial advisors, counselors and other experts in her best selling resource book, The Smart Divorce, now in its third printing.

Responding to the demand for "neutral" support, Deborah founded her company, The Smart Divorce® to provide informative resources, support coaching and powerful education tools to empower and free people during this difficult time. As a Divorce Coach, she provides private one-on-one coaching, events, and other unique divorce support services for individuals and for organizations across North America. The Smart Divorce® is your one stop shop for cost effective divorce support. She's in your camp!

Deborah's goal is always to help you get through your divorce smarter with your family, your finances and your sanity intact, while saving you time and money. She remains curious and questioning, as an online radio host, of the popular Radio Show, The Smart Divorce on Divorce Source Radio, and as a regular columnist for the Huffington Post and More Magazine. In addition, she is a public speaker and media contact who is in frequent demand. She has been interviewed on more that 40 television and radio shows, and is widely quoted in Canadian and U.S. print and online publications.

Deborah holds degrees in economics and business administration from Toronto’s York University. As an advocate for giving back, she is active in her local Canadian and United States communities where she is:
• On the Ontario board of directors of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), an international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict; and a recipient of the AFCC-O 2012 Distinguished Service Award.
• On the virtual workgroup of the Honoring Families Initiative of IAALS, dedicated to empirically informed models to ensure greater accessibility, efficiency, and fairness in divorce and child custody matters.
• On the advisory panel/Divorce Team for Women Moving On in Florida.
• A founding board member of the Neuro Family Law Insitute, created with a vision of transforming family law into a more positive experience for separating families.

Contact Deborah for more information on The Smart Divorce resources.

Entries by Deborah Moskovitch

Solving the Problem of Divorce, Have Your Say!

(4) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 11:11 AM

This is the second in a two-part series.

"Divorce is a problem to be solved, not a war to be won." -- Anonymous

This problem, almost everyone would agree, needs to be solved. In part one of this series, "The Truth About Divorce?...

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The Truth About Divorce? You Decide!

(14) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 1:28 PM

This is the first in a two part series.

I recently had the opportunity to preview Divorce Corp., a documentary by film director Joe Sorge. Divorce Corp. purports to be a "shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. family law industry, Divorce...

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Why You Need to Forgive Your Ex

(7) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 9:28 AM

Have you been deeply wounded by your ex-spouse during or before divorce? Does s/he continue to engage in hurtful behavior even though you are no longer living under the same roof? Are you finding it difficult to move beyond feelings of anger, bitterness, and sadness? If so, you are not...

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How My Divorce Was Empowering

(3) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 10:57 AM

There's a story I often share in the hopes that it inspires and empowers others. I call it: Reframing your thoughts to create the best life yet. It's about how my engagement ring changed from a symbol of love as a couple, to love of myself. I know what you're...

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Should So Many Couples Choose Divorce?

(4) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 11:17 AM

*This article first appeared on more.ca

Have you ever stopped to ponder why the divorce rate has risen so dramatically over the past 50 years? When my parents married in the 1950s the divorce rate was minimal. According to Statistics Canada, in 1951 there were only 5,270 divorces in all...

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What Parents Can Learn From Hurricane Sandy

(9) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 1:50 PM

The massive storm and colossal damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy caused major devastation for many. Yet, despite the pounding that so many experienced, the outpouring of help I read about was admirable, illustrating the importance of standing up in the face of adversity and supporting one another. The media did...

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Five Steps to a Healthier You, Post-Divorce

(4) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 3:56 PM

Make no mistake; divorce is upper case Emotional. When I decided to leave my marriage, I could not imagine how I would ever say the "d" word to my children or spell out how their lives would change. While I accepted whole-heartedly that my priority was to put my children's...

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Don't Let Divorce Destroy Your Relationship with Your Kids

(9) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 12:15 PM

The calendar year starts in September for many families, and along with that comes many adjustments. One of the most serious fall-outs of divorce may be a diminished child-parent relationship.

What happens when you're a kind, loving, caring parent whose relationship has been downgraded for what seems like no...

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How To Tell Your Kids You're Divorcing

(36) Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 10:21 AM

Research indicates that too few parents sit down and explain to their children that their marriage is ending. They also don't encourage their children to ask questions. Parents often say nothing, leaving their children confused. When parents do not explain what's happening, the children feel anxious, upset and lonely and...

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Downgrading Divorce From Crisis To Process In The Workplace

(8) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 11:15 AM

Divorce or the breakdown of a relationship is an extremely emotional process. People are often confused, filled with fear and unsure of how to navigate the process. Their world is turned upside down, triggering unsettling and distressful emotions. The effects of the emotional distress in the workplace can be devastating.

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This Family Day, Don't Play Games with Your Children

(2) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Living in the province of Ontario, I am fortunate to have the day off on February 20 because of the statutory holiday "Family Day". This holiday was created because the provincial government felt that "there is nothing more valuable to families than time together. And yet it seems tougher than ever...

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Changing It Up From 'We' To 'Me'

(8) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 11:20 AM

This article first appeared on more.ca

It was a dream-like experience. Upon returning from a weekend away with our children, the bedroom closets were empty -- my husband, now my ex, had moved out. He took the fabulous living room furniture that we had purchased not...

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Can Divorce Really Be Smart?

(36) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 11:10 AM

Did you know that divorce is a process?

di·vorce (dĭ-vôrs′, -vōrs′) n. the legal dissolution of a marriage; v. to sever the marital relationship with a spouse by a judgment or decree of divorce.

If divorce were as straightforward as the dictionary definition, the process would be a whole lot...

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The Finances Of Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM

A client came into my office the other day in tears. She was just about to sign papers to purchase her new home, but was now feeling unsure of her decision. My client was in the middle of negotiating her financial agreement and wanted to prepare herself for the fresh...

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Getting into the Post Divorce Dating Game

(23) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 9:27 AM

Children often have difficulty with a divorced parent's first move into the dating world. Many children, no matter how old, fantasize about mommy and daddy getting back together and becoming part of one big happy family again. While deep down your children know fantasy will likely not become a reality,...

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Moving On When Your Ex Has Moved On

(47) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 3:30 AM

This article first appeared on more.ca http://www.more.ca/relationships/single-life/when-your-ex-has-someone-new/a/18818

"How could I have been replaced so quickly!" my friend Beth wondered.

We were discussing her husband's soon-to-be new wife; she felt shock and disbelief as to how he could find a new "serious" partner so soon after their divorce.

Our ex-spouses' new...

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

(4) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 12:42 AM

While it sounds rather obvious, picking the partner that's right for you is a sure fire way to keep the love flame burning and your marriage last.

As a divorce consultant and educator, I've learned so much about why relationships don't work -- and the bottom line answer is...

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Making It Through The Holidays -- Alone and Content

(5) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 12:25 PM

The Jewish High Holidays are just days away, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I'm sure many are counting down the shopping days until Christmas. Celebrating holidays can be a stressful time when you're divorced -- but it doesn't need to be.

If you find yourself...

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Home Alone? Coping With The Post-Divorce Blues

(32) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 12:10 PM

"It's the weekend and once again, I am dreading the feeling of being alone." I hear this sentiment expressed all too often from many divorcées -- be it at the beginning of their separation, or from those that have been divorced for years.

Is it possible to embrace the...

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It's Back To School: Developing Routine And Structure For Parents

(5) Comments | Posted August 31, 2011 | 2:00 PM

As I prepare my children to transition from the spontaneity of life in the summer to the structure of school, it occurred to me that they need to get back into a routine. Not only is it important for our children to be in the habit of schedules, but the...

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