Building Bridges in Blended Families: How a Simple Christmas Card Can Strengthen Parent-Child Relationships

December 12, 2023|Separation & Divorce|

When a single parent encourages their child to create a Christmas card for the other parent, it can have several positive effects on the child's well-being and their perception of family relationships. Here are some key points to consider: Promotes Positive Self-Esteem: When children are encouraged to do kind acts, like making a Christmas card for their other parent, it helps them feel good about themselves. This positive action reinforces the idea that they can contribute to others' happiness and fosters a sense of self-worth and accomplishment. Strengthens Family Bonds: Encouraging a child to make a card for the[...]

Free Divorce & Separation Agreement Resources

October 25, 2017|Free Resources, Separation & Divorce, Uncontested Divorce|

Free Separation & Divorce Resources Simple Steps to Getting a Legal Separation Agreement in Alberta Learn simple steps to getting a Legal Separation Agreement the friendly and affordable way.  Go to the right of this blog and opt-in for your free guide now.  This free guide includes: tips and strategies for keeping it friendly; answers to commonly asked questions; and links of free resources (some of the free resources are also listed below...check the free guide for more!). If you and your spouse are willing to cooperate, these strategies will help you both minimize the back and forth between lawyers[...]

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Simple Steps to Getting a Legal Separation Agreement in Alberta

October 25, 2017|Separation & Divorce|

ADVERSARIAL LEGAL SERVICES VS. COLLABORATION It's tough dealing with the end of a relationship, even if the decision to separate is mutual. It does not need to be aggravated by an adversarial system that increases conflict and financial strain. By design, the system is adversarial—two advocates represent the best interests of their clients before an impartial judge whose job is to then determine the truth. Though archaic, the adversarial system is necessary when parties won’t cooperate, can’t agree, or if one or both parties can’t be trusted. I personally know a number of lawyers who refuse to take on contested[...]

Child Support and Services

December 15, 2016|Separation & Divorce, Uncontested Divorce|

Free Child Support Calculator and Services Federal Child Support Guidelines The federal child support guidelines calculator is a free service offered by the Canadian Justice department to give people a rough idea of what their child support payments should be.  It should not be taken as a legal document since there are a multitude of factors that can change how much a person is obligated to pay, such as provincial or territorial guidelines, as well as split custody arrangements. The calculator is for general information only.  Click the following Image to visit the justice website to use the calculator: Re-Calculation Program[...]

Parenting After Separation Seminar

November 29, 2016|Separation & Divorce|

What is the Parenting After Separation Seminar (PAS) About? This Parenting after Separation seminar is one of many free seminars and services offered by Family Justice Services, a division of the Department of Justice Canada, and in coordination with the Alberta Courts.  The purpose of this seminar is to give parents who are separated or seeking a divorce the knowledge and tools they will require to better serve their children's health, social and emotional needs. Why is the Government Providing this Free Course? Studies have shown that children of parents who complete the program are much less likely to develop[...]

How to Obtain a Divorce in Canada for Non-Residents

March 7, 2014|Separation & Divorce, Uncategorized|

Current Divorce Rules in Canada for Non-Residents Challenged by Couples wishing Gay Divorce In 2005, Canada passed laws which allowed for gay marriages in Canada.  Gay couples from all over the world came to Canada to obtain a legal marriage.  The problems arose when they returned to their home country and later decided they wanted to divorce.  Since gay marriage and subsequently gay divorce was not recognized in their home country, their only option was to obtain a divorce in the country (Canada) which granted their marriage. The problem was, in order to obtain a divorce in Canada, you had[...]

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