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Divorce through mediation may help diminish conflict

By the time some couples have firmly decided to dissolve their marriages, they are often already emotionally exhausted. Still, they recognize that divorce, like marriage, involves a legal process which must be formalized in and by the family courts. In Alberta, mediation is an option that encourages a spirit of collaboration towards re-configuring a new and affirming path forward for each party.

How to handle the first holiday season after a divorce

The holidays are often considered a joyful time for Canadian families, but for newly divorced parents, it can be a challenging time of year. Children and parents in Alberta can have trouble adjusting to the new holiday routine after a divorce. While this might lead to stress and sadness, parents should set a good example for children and remain positive in light of the changes.

Marriage insurance may help with the price tag of divorce

Divorce can come with a hefty price tag, especially if a large amount of assets or child custody are involved. Alberta couples looking to get married may wonder how to protect themselves from the costs and subsequent stress of an expensive divorce should the marriage dissolve. One entrepreneur is offering divorce insurance as an option for these couples.

Family law may order wealthier spouse to pay legal expenses

Divorce can be a challenging legal process, especially if one spouse has significantly more resources than the other. Alberta divorcees may be concerned about obtaining the same level of legal counsel as their wealthier exes. Under Canadian family law, the spouse with more money can be asked to pay the legal expenses for the spouse in need to ensure a fairer trial. This is referred to as interim disbursements.

Science shows several risk factors for divorce

While break-ups cannot always be predicted, there are some risk factors that make a marriage less likely to succeed. Social scientists have reviewed data from long-term studies and censuses to find trends related to divorce. Those seeking to get married or considering divorce in Alberta may find these findings interesting and applicable to their own lives. 

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