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Child custody addressed in the Divorce Act of Cananda

When you get a divorce, there are plenty of topics to become upset about -- from alimony to property distribution. It seems like the main issues that come up are child support and custody. In Alberta, there is an overriding law that undertakes to make it simpler than ever before to see what custody arrangements need to be made. This is called the Divorce Act of Canada and is something that is worth your while to look over. One of the sections tells you what the custody order will look like.

Divorce rate down in Alberta due to common-law living

If you have ever gone through a divorce, you know how wrenching and emotional it can be. It can cost you friendships and can bring a new level of stress to your life. In 2011, a census was done on woman in Canada under the age of 50 and it shows that there has actually a drop in the number of divorces by this gender group. Instead, they are entering into common-law relationships instead. In other words, lots of Canadian women are only living with the love of their lives, not marrying them.

Splitting up assets and property in a divorce

Family law lawyers often help couples who have decided to get a divorce through many aspects of the separation. Not only are you emotionally separating yourself, you are also splitting up your finances and possessions. When you have worked together to get these possessions such as paying off a home or partially paying off a house, you know how wrenching it can be. Bringing what was supposed to be a lifelong commitment down to dollars and cents can be so difficult.

Separation agreement may be the answer for you

Getting a divorce is never easy. There are so many decisions that need to be made. You may even need to be separated for a time. This is what a separation agreement is for. At Calgary Family Law Associates, we are familiar with this subject and can listen to your story carefully and give you your options in a no-fuss manner. Sometimes, divorces can take months and years to be completed. If children are involved, it can get even more complicated and drag out for a long time. Being legally separated means you are still married and have issues that need to be worked out.