Co-parenting can be challenging and scary, but with dedication, patience, and effective communication, it is possible to create a positive and nurturing environment for your children. As a Family Mediator with years of experience supporting families through their journey, I’ve compiled some important tips to
Jennifer Barkin explains the basic information for Child Support and Extraordinary Children’s Expenses in a clear and concise manner. In separated and divorced ex-families always focus on the needs of the children. My2Families helps moms and dads manage the ins and outs of shared children’s
Gene Colman has a wealth of Family Law experience and explains in plain English what all ex-spouses need to know about Spousal Support. https://www.complexfamilylaw.com/blog/2022/06/tips-for-talking-about-spousal-support/ ComeToAgreement offers Life Insurance products designed to secures Spousal and Child support payments. Click here to find more information.
When families separate, most moms and dads don’t understand their new responsibilities, how to cooperatively co-parent, how to budget their new financial reality and how to manage their working lives. In fairness, single parenting is challenging, especially when parents have young children or troubled teenagers.
Divorce is not just about the children or survival. Financial Divorce includes past a possibly future inheritance. Know what to expect with your family’s money, left to you as inheritance and how it can affect your financial obligations. What happens to your inheritance in the
RBSI (Rebalancing Beneficiaries Support Insurance) secures Court Ordered or Separation Agreement support payments for Child & Spousal Support, in a fair manner for both parties. It was created specifically for Family Law. There are 4 primary types of support payments: Child Support – the monthly
When parents separate, children often may become confused, angry or withdrawn. Some kids feel lost and hopeless while others feel relieved. Each child will react differently. How a child is told or finds out about their parent’s ending relationship is important. How they feel about
Separation and Divorcing Parents are never easy on children, but there are many ways moms and dads can help reduce the impact of their break-up. Separated or divorced parents need to work together to some degree. Co-operation helps reduce anxiety, improves a child’s attitude, helps
Children have the right to expect their parents to fulfill their responsibilities. This Children’s Bill of Rights will help guide you during your separation or divorce. Children have the right to be loved and to love both parents without feeling guilty, pressured, disapproved or rejected
When couples separate and have children, support payments are typically required. Support payments for Child Support, Children’s Special Expenses, Children’s Future Special Expenses (University, College or Health Issues), Spousal Support (Alimony), and other expenses or debt repayments, are paid by one parent to the other
If you’re in the midst of a residential transition after your separation or divorce, you are likely feeling overwhelmed. New schedules, new financial circumstances, emotional turmoil, confusion, changing relationships and anxious children can all lead to heightened levels of stress. Adding fuel to the fire,
Home inspections are very useful for people going through separation and divorce. Most often, separating homeowners need to sell their matrimonial home to finance a new living arrangement. A qualified Home Inspector can assess your current or prospective home, providing valuable insight into problems or
Separation and divorce could be the largest or second largest expense in your lifetime. Forty to fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. It’s a common problem that affects many North American families. There are more than 1.25 million divorces plus hundreds of thousands of
Parenting Plans are usually a significant part of a Separation / Divorce Agreement. Parenting Plans can be simple or complex, depending on the parents’ wishes, emotional maturity, personalities and the needs of the children. Typical paragraphs included in Parenting Plans: The values both parents choose
Canada has a new Divorce Act, which improves the focus on children’s needs. This is a must read for everyone going through separation and divorce. Divorce Act changes, new family violence tort, highlight shifting legal landscape
Financial Budgeting is not a mandatory legal requirement, but perhaps it should be. It is one of the most complicated tasks when reaching an agreement and frequently overlooked. Without proper budgeting, most Separation / Divorce Agreements are signed with little regard to the affordability of the Agreement.
Now that you know your expenses and your financial budgets, you are ready to negotiate the financial aspects of your agreement. This can be challenging and even scary. If you have children, your situation is even more complicated. Parents have a moral, if not legal
Most people think of Family Lawyers as the only lawyer they’ll retain during separation. Afterall, Family Lawyers are highly trained professionals who understand the legal, parenting / family dynamics and financial nuances during Separation. In your mind, your future is in the hands of your
Mediation is a term used to describe a concept for resolving disputes with the help of an independent neutral third party. It’s used in business. It’s used in complicated situations frequently involving legal matters. Now, more than ever, mediation is helping resolve issues in family
Most separating couples have never seen one The Family Law Professional’s role is to help separating couples reach consensus during their negotiations, if possible. The following are some questions people need to consider and some of the most common Family Law sections in a Separation
It’s a wonderful time of the year. Families get together. Children are overly excited about so many things. There’s lots of cookies and candies, all with too much sugar. Stories are told. Children always behave better before they get their presents than after getting them. However, family traditions have changed. Moms and dads
The Smiths were married for 12 years and have 2 children, Jill who’s 12 and Ben who’s 10. Jill and Ben were happy kids who were never in trouble, did well in school and attended church on Sundays with their mom and dad. Most of
If you are going through a Separation or Divorce; you will likely need insurance to secure your child or spousal support payments. Come To Agreement has the perfect solution for you: “Rebalancing Beneficiary Support Insurance”. For a free quote, please call us at 1-833-224-7330 or
When Andrew and Janet divorced last year, they knew it would take time to learn how to support their own needs on only one income. Unfortunately for Andrew, it was more difficult than he thought. When Andrew and Janet were married Andrew provided a good
Heather and Tony have recently divorced. During their separation negotiations, they incorporated a plan into their Separation / Divorce Agreement to help them determine how much each parent would be responsible for contributing to special and extraordinary expenses for their children. These expenses could include:
Every year over 1,000,000 couples divorce in North America. Prior to divorce, what factors contribute to high-conflict family separations? Statistically, high-conflict separations are a small part of the total number of legal divorces, however, common-law separations across North America are increasing and legal marriages are
Statistically, 20% of adults suffer from emotional difficulties. An additional 5% have extreme mental health issues. Therefore, 1 in 4 adults suffer from emotional problems, which will likely impact their spouse, their children and their own life and cause Parenting Challenges Every year children are
Life Insurance policies, joint or individual, term or permanent, as well as family health and dental plans, can all be impacted by separation and divorce. It’s important for couples undergoing this legal transition to understand the implications that changes to the above can have on
Expected: Legal fees and support payments || Life After Divorce Not expected: Duplicate items for kids in two homes (computers, clothing, etc. Loss of discounts for shared expenses such as car insurance, cell phones, etc. Two household insurance policies, two cable, electrical and gas bills, etc.