Stacey Mendelson

Lifeline Coaching and Consulting


Sound Familiar?

  • you are afraid to leave your marriage because your spouse will be vicious
  • you are worried about how this will impact your children
  • you are getting nasty letters from your ex’s lawyer full of false accusations
  • you are living in a state of anxiety, fear, anger and frustration 
  • your lawyer doesn’t seem to understand the danger of your ex
  • your ex involves the kids in the conflict

Let Me Introduce Myself

I’m Stacey Mendelson and I was you. After 13 years of marriage I found myself married to a guy, the father of my son, who had a girlfriend. When he didn’t want to give her up, I showed him the door. 

That’s when the gloves came off. I always knew he would be a nightmare to divorce (not that being married to him was a picnic). When my ex deliberately crashed his car with our son in it, I knew I had to get custody. 

He fought me just to punish me for ending the marriage. At one point my father offered him a large sum of money to go away. It didn’t work. 

I knew nothing of the family court system. I was on the field without a helmet and I had one chance to win. 

I figured it out. And I got full custody of my son as well as the settlement I wanted. 

I teach you everything I know about winning in divorce. You will learn to tame your ex’s terrorist behaviour. You will learn when to listen to and when to fire your lawyer. You will learn to save your money in litigation expenses while getting better outcomes in court…or avoiding it altogether.  

And here is the icing on the successful divorce cake – you will become a transformed woman. You will evolve from doormat to fierce litigant, calm parent, and powerful high-earning woman. 

Your divorce is a unique test. Maybe you wanted it and maybe you didn’t. But here it is. You can ace this test with the right skills. I help you acquire those skills. 


How I Can Help You

Divorce Coaching and Consulting


  • start here with me for optimal results
  • anticipate dangers and obstacles
  • create a safety plan 
  • collect important documents before leaving


  • this is the most common mistake
  • the most expensive mistake
  • show you how to hire the perfect counsel


  • set your divorce goals
  • manage your legal strategy
  • arm your lawyer with the evidence to win
  • set agenda and goals for every meeting
  • save $$$ on legals by only using the lawyer for legals




  • anticipate the behaviours of a high-conflict ex 
  • strategically communicate 
  • stop being triggered
  • transform from scared to calm and confident 


  • eradicate dangers
  • safety train your children
  • coach you for a custody evaluation 
  • system to document all access 
  • keep your kids emotionally well through the storm


  • prepare spreadsheets for access, inappropriate parenting, reckless depletion of marital funds
  • demonstrate patterns of behaviour for family court
  • collect gifts of evidence

have to ruin your life.

Learn the skills and strategies YOU NEED to outsmart your ex.

What Others Have to Say About Stacey

I have nothing but total gratitude to Stacey for helping me through this very scary and challenging process.

Navigating the system in dealing with a Narcissist ex-husband and trying to keep my children safe is the biggest challenge I have ever had in my life. Stacey answers all my questions, gives excellent advice, and has helped me respond to letters from counsel. She has been able to prepare me for what is coming next and she is always totally correct.

Anonymous, TORONTO

Going through a separation and divorce, particularly when the parties are at war with each other is extremely stressful. It’s important to have good advice during that emotional time. Stacey Mendelson has provided counseling and advice to my family law clients, which has not only empowered them but has improved their outcomes. I strongly recommend her services.


I wanted to share something amazing with you! So earlier today I had something happen that would have caused me so much stress and anxiety 2 years ago, regarding my ex. Well, from reading your blogs and hearing everyone else’s stories, that same situation that would have made me cry and curl up into a ball…kind of made me smile. Why? Because from your blogs and posts, I learned how stop being triggered, and to stop hoping he would act like I think he should. I’ve learned his playbook so well that now I am anticipating his antic before they even happen. I cannot thank you enough!!


I was stuck with a lawyer that I was unhappy with. Stacey assisted me in vetting new lawyers and was able to use her network of contacts to connect me with a wonderful lawyer who I felt at ease with and had confidence in.

Stacey was able to explain and help me navigate the very complicated legal process and helped me to keep my legal fees low. She was able to take all my information and put everything into easy to understand organized spreadsheets for my lawyer to easily digest the entirely of my situation. She provided me with insightful advice, and a safe place to share my most painful thoughts and feelings. It was nice to have her by my side throughout this process.


My first experience in court was traumatic and the judge sided with my ex. I was left feeling scared, vulnerable and defeated. In that split second I knew that Ontario Family Law was not about right and wrong but is in fact a game that requires strategy without emotion.

I was having doubts about my case and unsure how to move forward to achieve my desired results. I came across a FB post that Stacey had started Lifeline Coaching and Consulting, and I called her immediately. I explained my situation and she understood the person I was dealing with. The relief I felt was indescribable. She understood how to deal with his personality (narcissistic and borderline), and she could see the gaslighting I was experiencing. Most importantly, she had a strategy on how to deal with this type of person in family court. She set my head on straight. The hard truths were spoken and she clearly set out a plan. Stacey was empathetic and validated the reality of my situation.

For those of you just starting you journey, please call Stacey now. I wish I had her support and strategy before I started my journey into litigation because I know I would have done some things differently. Hindsight is 20-20 and I won’t dwell on it now. I am grateful to have her now and I know that she has played a pivotal role in the successes I have had throughout this crazy journey.


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