For couples that don’t have children, a divorce could be the last time the pair ever see each other. For divorcing or separating parents, that might not always be the case. For many parents who decide to end their relationship, they may need to communicate with each other if they want to play a role in their child’s life. However, if there are residual feelings of animosity between the parents, its possible this may trickle down into how they each parent their children.
Marriages are often seen as one of those lifetime goals that people need to achieve, along with a post secondary education, having children and buying a house. However, sometimes the person you decide to be with early on in your adult life is not the same person you find yourself wanting to grow old with later in life.
Once a divorce has been finalized, each party is able to move forward however they please. But when there are children involved, moving forward may not be as easy. Parents may need to speak to each other and consult with each other if they have agreed that their child will be able to live and spend time with each parent.
The short answer is no. Unfortunately, pets are considered property, and the person who brought the pet into the relationship is the person who gets to keep the pet.
Parents have countless responsibilities when it comes to raising children, including the responsibility to make financial contributions to support their child.
One of the most common reasons people put off or decide against creating a will is that they believe they don’t have any assets worth protecting.
You and your common-law partner were together for decades. Then your common-law partner suddenly dies. You claim the benefit from your partner’s life insurance policy and apply to transfer the monies from their RRSPs into yours.
In our last post, we began the conversation about deciding who will move out following a separation or divorce. We continue here by addressing a few more questions and looking at ways to avoid unnecessary conflict, when possible.
Following the decision to separate or divorce, a lot of couples turn their focus to how they will part ways. In a perfect world, it would be an easy, mutually agreed upon decision. Unfortunately, few things in life go exactly according to plan, making it important to understand your options.
In a world where ‘conscious uncoupling’ has become the benchmark of a good divorce, spouses are seeking strategies to navigate separation without resorting to acrimonious courtroom showdowns.