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Separation & Divorce and the Effects on Children

Separation & Divorce and the Effects on Children in Alberta Who does separation and divorce hit hardest? Nobody goes through a marriage breakup without some kind of fallout but the emotional impact on children can be especially severe. What are the potential effects on your children if you separate and how can you make the transition smoother? Book A Consultation The emotional impact divorce has on children It may be difficult to “read” a child’s emotions and state of mind when experiencing a major change in life like the separation of their parents. Your child may go through [...]

By |08/04/2020|

7 Guidelines for Divorced & Separated Parents Sharing Custody During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Learn More → COVID-19: For Alberta Parents & Child Support Learn More → COVID-19: Information for Children Like a thief in the night, we never saw this coming. The Covid 19 pandemic is the unseen common enemy that has wreaked unprecedented havoc around the world, leaving a trail of disaster, deaths, uncertainty and confusion. This pandemic will undoubtably pose a challenge for parents who are already separated or going through separation.  To help parents through these trying times, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) have issued the following helpful guidelines: [...]

By |23/03/2020|

The Impact Divorce Can Have On Your Family & Mental Health

Divorce and the Effects on your Families Mental Health If you’re going through a separation or divorce, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it can all get stressful. The sleepless nights, the lack of appetite, and the worries about what’s best for the children tell you that. You may put a brave face on to the world because that’s what you’re “meant to do” and it’s “best for the children”. But what if your mental health really starts to suffer? Sometimes, the situation can become so stressful that it starts to impair your judgment, cloud your decision-making, [...]

By |13/01/2020|

Divorce or Legal Separation: Which is Better for Family and Finances?

Is Divorce or Legal Separation Better for Family and Finances? In order to file for a divorce in Canada, your marriage must have broken down and you must have either been separated for at least 12 months or been the victim of cruelty or adultery. Most couples go through a separation period, during which time they can try to reconcile differences and decide if divorce is the way forward. For those who decide that living apart is the best option, it is not always as clear-cut as filing for divorce.  Some couples want to remain married but also remain [...]

By |31/12/2019|

How much does it cost to get a divorce?

The cost of getting a divorce in Alberta At spectrum family law our focus is on transparency and maximizing value. We understand that family law fees can be confusing when you're trying to figure out how much the cost will really be, and how you can budget for that cost. We also understand that hourly numbers are somewhat meaningless if there is no linkage to what can be accomplished in a set amount of time. We seek to provide true transparency and value in the legal fees we offer to our clients. We offer you transparency. We offer you [...]

By |09/09/2018|

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