This article is a continuation from our article on spousal support basics which can be found here. Once spousal support is in place, how does it change as time passes? Once spousal support is documented by spouses, by court order or agreement, it will continue until some new condition arises. This article will cover 4 of the ways that spousal support can change: A specified hurdle … [Read more...] about Making Changes to Spousal Support
Spousal support is money that’s payable from one spouse to another when there’s a breakdown of a relationship. The federal Divorce Act as well as the provincial counterparts contain provisions that set out the objectives of spousal support, and the factors to consider when determining whether spousal support is appropriate. How do you determine if spousal support is payable? There’s … [Read more...] about Spousal Support: The Basics
All separated parents somehow will need to figure out a way to parent their children. The ultimate question will be how close or distant will that parenting be. The level of detail in a parenting plans usually run along a continuum where as a divorce professional I can help parents to adjust based on their level of conflict. Where parents have a lot of conflict, how can they work … [Read more...] about What’s a Parallel Parenting Plan, and How is it Different from a Co-Parenting Plan?
Allow me to remind you at the outset that this topic is covered by both federal and provincial laws. The federal Divorce Act is for those families who are married and seeking a divorce. The provincial legislation in either Alberta or Saskatchewan that applies to unmarried parents or to married parents who aren’t looking to get a divorce. This blog will cover how it works in each of … [Read more...] about Child Support for Children Pursuing Post-Secondary Education
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this can be hard for newly separated or divorced couples to endure. Advice for your first Valentine’s Day after a separation or divorce There are so many ways to celebrate the day of love without feeling like you’re missing out on Valentine’s Day! I did a bit of digging and found that there’s actually a number of days leading up to February … [Read more...] about Restoring Joy in Valentine’s Day after Separation or Divorce
January is dubbed International Divorce Month because it’s a month where we see a sharp spike in families around the globe deciding to embark on their separation or divorce journey. I have a particular passion for talking with families in January each year because I believe that if families are contemplating this path, they ought to be as informed as possible. I have created … [Read more...] about January as International Divorce Month – Top 3 Tips to Prepare for Separation or Divorce
We’re getting close to the holidays now! This week we will be helping blended families plan for the upcoming Christmas holiday. What does the term “blended family” mean? A blended family is essentially a household that’s made up of two people in a relationship where they bring their children from outside of the relationship into the household, and they may even add in children also … [Read more...] about Part 4 – Holiday Parenting – For Blended Families
This blog post is a continuation of our holiday series, and is intended for those families who have been separated or divorced for a while, and who have had more than one holiday in two homes. Your family has likely had some challenges and some successes, but all-in-all I bet there’s some things you would like to improve this holiday season to make the holidays extra wonderful for your … [Read more...] about Part 3 – Holiday Parenting – For Long-Time Separated or Divorced Families