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August 2017 Archives

Tips for successful co-parenting after divorce

Raising a child with two sets of parents can be a challenge. However, some Alberta families have been able to establish co-parenting plans that work for everyone involved. Although it isn't always easy to keep lines of communication open after a difficult divorce or a remarriage, following certain steps can help create stability for a child and peace for step-families.

How to enforce spousal support after an ex moves away

When a marriage dissolves, the movement of spouses to different cities, provinces, or even countries can make coordinating support a challenge. Many people in Alberta and across Canada struggle with issues around financial arrangements, especially when there is distance involved. Arranging for and enforcing spousal support can leave people with few options, but there are some steps that can be taken.

Grandparents with child custody on the rise according to census

Extended families have always been an important part of a child's life, but this may be true now more than ever. While conversations about child custody often centre on a mother and father's rights to children, grandparents are increasingly becoming primary caregivers for the next generation of kids in their families. The trend can be seen in communities across Alberta and the rest of Canada.

New statistics show diverse families and family law needs

Statistics can reveal many things about a country and the people who live there. Statistics Canada has released new data about the makeup of families in Alberta and the rest of Canada. The findings show that households are becoming more diverse and that many kinds of family situations exist in the country. It is important to understand these trends in order to maintain a family law system which serves everyone.

How divorce may affect retirement plans

The breakdown of a marriage is often an incredibly disruptive event in a person's life. Decades of financial planning can be put in jeopardy with a divorce, and things like retirement or investments may need to be re-evaluated. This can be challenging for individuals who have been counting on a certain future. Those individuals facing these issues in Alberta may need to reconsider their plans and financial setup when filing for divorce.