In this blog we will be looking at Stephanie Dobson’s e-learning platform for separating and divorcing families called Up A Notch Learning. Describe Up A Notch Learning We are an e-learning platform to empower separating and divorcing families with the resources to make informed decisions, and to become a healthy, thriving family in their lives moving forward. To access our resources, … [Read more...] about Up A Notch Learning 2.0
Top 6 Questions Asked by Separating & Divorcing Clients
In this blog we will reveal our Top 6 Questions that get asked by separating and divorcing clients. Question 1: I’m separating, what type of professional should I hire, and when should I hire them? The first thing I want to address is the cause and effect nature of this question – for many people, they recognize that they’re separating, and they automatically assume they need to hire a … [Read more...] about Top 6 Questions Asked by Separating & Divorcing Clients
What’s a Parallel Parenting Plan, and How is it Different from a Co-Parenting Plan?
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?
Child Support for Children Pursuing Post-Secondary Education
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
Restoring Joy in Valentine’s Day after Separation or Divorce
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
Part 4 – Holiday Parenting – For Blended Families
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
Part 3 – Holiday Parenting – For Long-Time Separated or Divorced 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
Part 2 – Holiday Parenting – For Newly Separated or Divorced Families
There's a lot to think about in planning your first holiday season such as Christmas with the children sharing their time between each parent's home. This blog will go through my Top 3 Tips to help you get through the first holiday season. Tip #1 - Create new traditions, or maintain some of the old ones First thing in planning for the holidays is to create a holiday parenting … [Read more...] about Part 2 – Holiday Parenting – For Newly Separated or Divorced Families