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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Communication Between Parents After a Divorce

After a divorce, you may want to have little to no interaction with your ex-spouse. While in some cases, you may be able to cease all contact with a former spouse, that should be a last resort when children are involved. To ensure the proper care of your children, you may need to co-parent with your ex-spouse. A parenting plan may prove helpful in that regard.

How does a parenting plan help?

A parenting plan is a document that outlines how a couple will parent their children after separation or divorce.

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Can You Use a Mediator to File For a Divorce?

If you are going through a divorce, you may be exploring alternative dispute resolution methods. One option that you may have come across in your search is mediation. Can you finalize the terms of your divorce in mediation? The short answer is yes. However, whether mediator will be effective is dependent on the circumstances surrounding your divorce.

What is mediation?

During mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a divorce mediator whose aim is to help you resolve your issues without going to court.

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