I’ve been using an innovative Workbook in both my legal & mediation practice called Our Family In Two Homes. Separation and Divorce can be overwhelming to many families - most people have never embarked on this process and don't know where to get started. There are 3 parts to the Workbook: Foundations of effective co-parenting – working on things like trust, communication, … [Read more...] about Our Family In Two Homes Workbook
Unmarried living together – very common these days! Planning for that cohabitation – less common, but probably one of the most important things you can do. Whether you end up married or not, the law in many jurisdictions provides that once you’ve been living together for a certain period, your division of assets & debts / spousal support obligations / entitlements on separation or death … [Read more...] about Planning for Living Together – Questions to Contemplate
Technically… no, you don’t need a separation agreement in order to get divorced. You can set out your agreements in your divorce application, but it can get extremely complicated to do so if you don’t have all the details worked out. In an agreement, usually the items set out include some or all of: a parenting plan, child support, spousal support, and division of property. A … [Read more...] about Do I need a separation agreement before I can get divorced?
The Hague Child Abduction Convention is an international document which has 2 goals: (1) to secure the prompt return of children wrongfully removed to or retained in a Contracting State (a state / country that has signed onto the Convention); and (2) to ensure that the custody laws of one Contracting State are respected in another Contracting State. In the 1st scenario, if children were … [Read more...] about Japan Signs on to 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention