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Factors Determining a Child’s Best Interests in Alberta

What are factors that determine what's in a child's best interest? You will hear the phrase “child’s best interests” repeatedly if you need to discuss child custody arrangements in Alberta. All court decisions involving children will be made in the child‘s best interests and parents must also consider these first and foremost when making separation agreements — as no divorce will be granted unless you provide reasonable evidence that the child’s best interests have been met. This is one of the clearest principles in family law. In fact, the new Divorce Act amendment, which came into effect [...]

By |30/08/2022|

Relocating With Children After Divorce in Alberta

Children and Relocation Following Divorce in Alberta Recent changes to legislation in Alberta for parents relocating with children after divorce demonstrate how important it is to stay up to date with the laws concerning parenting and child custody issues. Different regulations apply for relocation depending on whether you share custody and parenting time with the other parent, you have sole custody, or a written agreement or court order specifies what must happen when relocating with children after a divorce. With joint custody, relocating can be quite complex. Disputes are common, and these can become stressful and take time and [...]

By |24/11/2021|

Parenting After Separation in Alberta

4 Parenting Tips Following Separation in Alberta Separation or getting divorced is not for the faint of heart and can wreck havoc on the mental well-being of your entire family. However, there are many things that you can do to increase your chances of successfully parenting while divorced or separated.  4 tips for successful parenting after separation: Book A Consultation child-centered Parenting – In all instances, focus solely on what is in the best interests of your children. All your discussions and decisions should be focused on your children’s well-being. Maturity is key in helping you to separate [...]

By |18/06/2020|

Parenting After Separation in BC: 4 Tips for Success

4 Tips for Parenting After Separation in British Columbia Parenting while separated or divorced is not for the faint of heart. However, there are many things that you can do to increase your chances of successfully parenting while divorced or separated.  4 tips for successful parenting after separation: child-centered Parenting – In all instances, focus solely on what is in the best interests of your children. All your discussions and decisions should be focused on your children’s well-being. Maturity is key in helping you to separate your emotions about your ex and what is in your children’s best [...]

By |18/06/2020|

Divorce & Separation from a High Conflict Spouse in Alberta

Separating Yourself From a High Conflict Spouse in Alberta Does My Spouse Have a High Conflict Personality? Is your spouse rigid and uncompromising? Does your spouse have difficulty accepting and healing from loss? Do negative emotions dominate their thinking? Does your spouse have an inability to reflect on their own behavior? Does your spouse have difficulty empathizing with others? Is your spouse preoccupied with blaming others (mostly you)? Does your spouse avoid any responsibility for the problem or the solution? If you answered ‘yes’ to most of these questions, then your spouse may have a High Conflict Personality. According [...]

By |18/06/2020|

Divorce & Separation from a High Conflict Spouse in BC

Separating Yourself From a High Conflict Spouse in BC Does My Spouse Have a High Conflict Personality? Is your spouse rigid and uncompromising? Does your spouse have difficulty accepting and healing from loss? Do negative emotions dominate their thinking? Does your spouse have an inability to reflect on their own behavior? Does your spouse have difficulty empathizing with others? Is your spouse preoccupied with blaming others (mostly you)? Does your spouse avoid any responsibility for the problem or the solution? If you answered ‘yes’ to most of these questions, then your spouse may have a High Conflict Personality. [...]

By |18/06/2020|

Child Support Guidelines for Parents in Alberta

Guidelines for Parents Paying Child Support in Alberta Child support orders can drastically affect parents for years to come. Whether you are paying child support or receiving it, it is important to understand your legal rights in this matter. Inappropriate child support orders can hurt your personal finances for years to come. They can also hurt your relationship with your child. Learn more about how an Alberta child support lawyer can help you resolve this legal matter.  Book A Consultation Determine Which Guidelines Apply to Your Family The first step toward establishing child support is determining [...]

By |07/05/2020|

Child Support Guidelines for Parents in British Columbia

Guidelines for Child Support Laws in British Columbia Child support orders can cause long-lasting effects on parents for years, depending on how old their children were when they separated. Whether you are paying child support or receiving it on behalf of your children, it is important to understand your legal rights and how they can affect your life moving forward. Inappropriate child support orders can hurt your personal finances for years to come. They can also hurt your relationship with your child. Learn more about how a British Columbia child support lawyer can help you resolve this legal matter.  [...]

By |07/05/2020|

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|

Separation & Divorce and the Effects on Children

The Effects of Separation & Divorce on Children in British Columbia 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 [...]

By |08/04/2020|

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