A personal message from Karen Stewart

Karen Stewart

I deeply care about your and your family's well-being.

After experiencing an incredibly devasting divorce through the traditional system, I was determined and inspired to change the way divorce happens. Since 2006 and now, with offices across Canada, we have protected thousands of families from legal battles and impacted the movement towards divorce mediation as a sensible alternative. The start-to-finish Fairway Method™ moves you, step by step, through a process that drives informed and empowered decision-making for all decisions relating to money and kids. Our team of mediators and divorce resolution experts across Canada work hard every day to make your divorce easier.

Looking back over two decades ago, I, like so many others, found myself unexpectedly on the doorstep of divorce. Not knowing where to turn and desperately attempting to take control, I did what most did. I turned to my friends for a referral for "the best" lawyer money could buy. One wise friend, who happened to be a top-notch litigation lawyer, told me while I was thinking that hiring a lawyer would give me control, the opposite was true. In hindsight, I had no idea how right he was. After five long years and over $500,000 in legal bills for myself alone, our ability to co-parent along with our net worth – was destroyed.

I would hope that couples would learn from the mistakes I, and thousands of others, have made, but for some reason, some still believe that hiring a lawyer and "fighting it out" is the best or only option. I am here to tell you that is not the case, and it makes no sense. The laws in Canada are generally very fair, so the area of negotiation is much narrower than it was 20 years ago. In other words, your outcome is based more on the law than your lawyer's positioning or talent. Don't get me wrong, legal advice is usually prudent, and most of our clients receive independent legal advice. However, using affidavits and legal positioning to argue over your assets/money and children makes no sense and will not get you any further ahead. Being well informed about your "rights" and different financial and parenting options does make sense. Using a step-by-step process that is resolution-based – is smart.

Fairway Divorce Solutions was founded to make a difference in how divorce happens and advocate for you and your children. After working with thousands of couples across Canada – we know we have a process that works, regardless of whether you trust or get along with your ex.

Your divorce battle is not the place for vindication. Laying the foundation for a great future is.

If my story or books do not convince you, please talk to others who learned the hard way before you joined this statistic.

I have dedicated my life to changing how divorce happens because I care. I care about you and your children, and I have hope for the light at the end of the tunnel for all who find themselves at the doorsteps of divorce.

We take a risk every time we enter a relationship, especially a relationship that leads to wedding vows. All but the blissfully naive understand there are no guarantees in life, so we assume the risks when we offer or accept an invitation to marry. Life is always a balance between risk and reward, and with the beautiful reward of marriage comes the risk of divorce, a chance most of us are willing to take.

Karen Stewart, Founder and CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions



Changing the Way Divorce Happens™

Fairway Divorce Solutions is changing the way divorce happens across North America. We provide families with a fair way to separate. Our Divorce Resolution Mediators offer a unique and proven method to safeguard your children and your assets, handling every aspect of your separation with specialists in legal, financial, and parenting matters. We help you look forward to a new life, hopeful and trusting in a new beginning!

Karen’s books about divorce

After her own costly divorce, Karen's vision led to the creation of Fairway Divorce Solutions, the writing of these books, and a passion for advocating a change in the way divorce happens.
Divorce the Fairway book by Karen Stewart

Divorce the fair way

How to achieve a clean break. Karen draws on her own costly divorce and experiences after launching Fairway Divorce Solutions to provide a solid framework to help you navigate your divorce with dignity and move on with your life. Her proprietary process has helped thousands of families successfully resolve their divorces.

Divorcing? Book by Karen Stewart


How to end your marriage without wrecking your life. In a compelling, true-to-life story based on her own experience, Karen Stewart reveals the terrible damage that results from the present divorce system. What you read here can transform your divorce into what it should be – the end of one chapter in your life, and the positive beginning of another.

Divorce For Women by Karen Stewart

Divorce for Women

A guide to creating a great life after divorce. Are you currently struggling through a divorce, keen to seek out ways to alleviate some of the pain and stress that you are experiencing as a woman of divorce? This guide to life after divorce for women will offer you a step-by-step, “how to” road map to divorce and finances, divorce and kids, and the tools to lay the foundation for a great life.

Divorce for Men by Karen Stewart

Divorce for Men

A guide to creating a great life after divorce. Divorce does not have to be the moment in life that defines you. Instead, let your actions after divorce define you. This book for men covers critical aspects such as managing relationships with your children, handling financial matters, and laying the groundwork for a fulfilling post-divorce life. Embrace this chance to build a brighter future.

Client testimonials

Success comes in many forms. For us, it is hearing back from our clients and reading how we have changed their lives for the better. These stories are the reason we do what we do.

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Colette and team have the process down pat, they know what questions to ask and when, and will provide answers to any questions you may have along the way. They did a great job for us at a very reasonable cost and with a quick turnaround.

- Fairway Client, May 2019