Things You Should Not Do During a Divorce

Divorce can upend your life and may leave you in a vulnerable emotional state. As you deal with your emotions, it can be hard to remain objective, which may lead you to make mistakes that could make your divorce more stressful. If you want your divorce to be resolved quickly with as little complications as possible, here are some things you should keep in mind:

1. Never hide assets

Many spouses try to lower their partner’s divorce settlement or alimony payments by under-reporting income or hiding assets.

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How to Have an Amicable Divorce

While resentment and hostility may come to mind when you think of a divorce, many couples have managed to have amicable dissolutions of their marriages. Having an amicable divorce does not mean that a couple must agree on everything, but it means they handle their differences in a respectful manner.

If you too want your divorce to be amicable, here are some tips that might help:

Leave the past in the past

If you decide to move on from your marriage through divorce,

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Common Mistakes Parents Make When Going Through a Divorce

Divorce is tough for all those involved, but it can be especially difficult for children. After a divorce, parents may notice changes in their children, such as plummeting grades, loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed, distancing from friends and behavioural problems. A child’s response to a divorce may be influenced by his or her age, maturity and personality, as well as the way the parents handle the situation.

If you want to limit the adverse effects your divorce has on your children,

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Upcoming Changes to the Canadian Divorce Act

If you are thinking of filing for a divorce in 2020, you should know that there are upcoming changes to the Divorce Act. Most of these changes are aimed at better protecting the interests and rights of children.

Coming July 1, 2020, the following changes will be in effect:

Criteria for a child’s best interests

With the amendments to the act, the courts will use specific considerations to decide the best interests of each child of divorced parents.

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Seven Things to Remember When Managing Your Finances During a Divorce

Stress can affect a person’s ability to think clearly, and one of the most stressful circumstances some will ever experience is a divorce. If you are in the process of filing for a divorce, although it may be challenging, it is crucial that you put emotions aside to focus on important matters such as your financial affairs.

Here are some things you should do to ensure you make wise financial decisions when going through a divorce:

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How Can Prior Criminal Convictions Affect Your Child Custody Case?

If you are going through a divorce, and you have a child, one of your primary concerns will be child custody. If you are unable to reach a custody agreement with your former spouse, you will need to go through the court system for the matter to be decided.

Types of custody arrangements

There are four types of custody arrangements that may be enforced by court order:

Sole custody
With sole custody,

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