What Clients Are Saying
Gail, Thank you again for the information and advice you’ve imparted and the warmth with which you do. It is much appreciated! You truly are one of a kind.
What Law Professionals Are Saying
I have enjoyed working with Gail on numerous files. She brings neutrality and financial expertise which provides great value for spouses going through a separation. Gail’s mediation training is especially useful in managing/diffusing what is often a very emotional and difficult time for many people.
— Erik Grinbergs, Family Law Lawyer
What Other Professionals Are Saying
I’ve known Gail for many years and find her to be a dedicated and caring person who works closely with her clients to provide options for the best possible financial outcome.
— George Martyniuk, Financial Advisor, Manulife Securities
Gail is very friendly and knowledgeable. And that the work is thorough and you are guaranteed to know way more about separation/divorce than when you started which makes you feel a lot BETTER.
I want to thank you for all your help and support - you were instrumental in helping me weave through this difficult process. I am now officially separated - the judge signed on Monday. I am officially a home owner - as of last Friday. The pension is in the process of being transferred to a LIRA and I was at the lawyers today preparing my will!!! Needless to say I am very happy that I am on the other side.
I must say I have enjoyed learning the lingo and being able to throw around some financial catch phrases at cocktail parties!!! Not that I ever really go to cocktail parties but I have been impressing my friends. I don't think at this point that I need any further financial coaching. I feel that I have been well coached up to this point and have a good sense of where I want to go, what I need to do and overall feel confident that I will be ok.
My brother referred me to you. I really want to thank you so much for taking the time to talk with me today. You gave me some very good advice and recommendations. It was very helpful and you have a useful website too. I joined your mailing list. I appreciate your consult and clarity in direction.
I have enjoyed working with Gail on numerous files. She brings neutrality and financial expertise which provides great value for spouses going through a separation. Gail's mediation training is especially useful in managing/diffusing what is often a very emotional and difficult time for many people.
Erik Grinbergs Family Law Lawyer
We finally got our separation agreement signed off by our lawyers in early March 2015 with very minor changes, so we want to send you a huge, overdue thank you for the work you did for us in creating the financial statement and parenting plan and Family Mediation document. We are happily separated now and our son is doing very well too.
I've known Gail for many years and find her to be a dedicated and caring person who works closely with her clients to provide options for the best possible financial outcome.
George Martyniuk Financial Advisor, Manulife Securities
I wanted to say, Thank you again for chatting with me a couple weeks back; I found it extremely informative. You definitely have introduced a great service to those going through difficult times!
Being able to work with Gail makes the future financial picture clearer so it's easier to make decisions today.
Barbara Ende President, Sycamore Marketing Group Inc.
Gail was always there for me whenever l needed her, since l am an older client it was hard for me to understand the workings of the court, Gail always walked me through the process, without tiring of me repeating my questions, until l got it. Gail is an amazing, qualified, kind person, and l am so proud that she is doing well in her business she deserves the best.
My thanks to Gail for all her help during such an emotional time. She explained what to expect from the courts and worked on an offer that was best for both of us. We would not have been able to mediate a settlement without her. We first met Gail in late 2014 but didn't start the process until 2015. From start to end it was less than 6 months.
Gail was chosen by my wife and I to address the financial solutions of our separation in a compatible way. This being a very emotional stressful undertaking I found myself concerned with the feelings that, being female, Gail may naturally side with my wife. During all of our sessions I soon realized nothing could be farther from the truth. Gail handled much more than just our financial needs by being very fair, or female neutral. She dealt with all issues surrounding this difficult time for my wife and I with patience, clarity, honesty and understanding, but also with much needed compassion and empathy to achieve a fair and compatible result. I would, and have, recommended Gail’s services to others seeking the un-biased financial solutions while managing the great personal stress of her clients.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Gail on one of my first collaborative family files! She is the epitome of professional excellence and having her as a member of the collaborative team to provide guidance and expertise in terms of the financial issues was the key to our success.
Vicky M. Ringuette Lawyer, Notary Public & Mediator
Very early on in our separation, it was recommended to me by a few people that we should perhaps consider securing the services of a mediator to assist in the process of arriving at a final separation agreement. We did just that, and we have worked through this potentially stressful exercise with Gail Belchior. I have to admit that my initial concerns were centred around how I could possibly get a fair shake during negotiations with myself, and 2 females at the table. Gail assured me very early on that her role was to remain completely neutral, keeping both our interests at heart, while working towards ultimately arriving at an amicable conclusion. She also assured us both that she would do her best to minimize the stress levels for everyone involved. This absolutely proved to be the case, I am happy to say that Gail kept her word, and upon reaching a final conclusion, I am glad that I chose this route to reach the point of final separation.
Gail, Thank you again for the information and advice you've imparted and the warmth with which you do. It is much appreciated! You truly are one of a kind.
The emotional toll of divorce is hard enough and to add the stress of dealing with the financial implications is overwhelming. Gail provides an invaluable service and provided options on how to deal with separating your financials and allowing you to move on with your own life. Without Gail's assistance the process of separating would have taken much longer and required much more involvement with my lawyer.
Gail provided all the documentation that the lawyer needed to complete the separation agreement and limit my legal fees. I would strongly recommend Gail as she provided me a valuable service in dealing with my financial matters and seeing there is a solution to allow me to separate. Most importantly, she was pleasure to deal with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone going through a divorce.
Client writes regarding Future Lifestyle Projections……Just catching up on emails after another week away. This has been great and given me a great planning and assessment tool. I'm a little concerned for work consistency right now, but all I can do is continue on my same path and continue to network in Toronto. I'm comfortable now with the projections and scenarios, and have all the forecasts I need. I can print these out and discuss them with Anne, and then I can follow up with Andrea (my lawyer) for how and what Anne and I think works best. Thanks again for all the advice and guidance.
Just wanted to thank you once again for being part of our meeting yesterday with my lawyer. You will never know how much I appreciate having you there to help me with the decision. I slept so much more soundly last night. Even with the storm going on. It was a pleasure meeting you both professionally and personally. Please know that you spread a little sunshine in the darkest period of my life and I will always be grateful. Thanks again and “Happy Spring”.
Gail, your comments and assistance are appreciated and certainly were instrumental to bringing this file to a resolution. This would have been a greater challenge without your help! Thanks so much. We will be sure to share the Separation Agreement with you once complete and of course reach out during or after the next meeting if any questions arise that we could benefit from having further input from you.
Elizabeth Urban Barrister and Solicitor, Collaborative Practitioner
I can't believe it's really all done, Gail! And I can't imagine having done it without you. Thank you SO MUCH for your guidance through it all. And your referrals to Erik and Sandra. They too were so integral to the outcome.
Gail's experience and insight helped me through a troubling period, saving both time and money over normal legal fees! I would recommend her and her services.
Going through changes in life are difficult. Gail Belchior was, and continues to be, an empowering person. I was able to navigate through the necessary paper work with confidence and had a genuine understanding of what needed to be done. The process was clear, organized, focused and very timely. Having had Gail work with me through this transitional time was instrumental in allowing me to clearly make solid financial decisions for my future.
Even though I did not meet Gail immediately after my situation began to unfold I feel fortunate to have been in touch with her shortly after my separation. I would suggest getting together with Gail immediately and have her support you, in what will hopefully be a happy and healthy future.
Mary Ann A Very Grateful Client