04
Nov

Parental Responsibility – What is equal shared parenting?

Being a parent is hard work! One is expected to be responsible for a child’s wellbeing, education, development, security, and safety. This is your “parental responsibility”. It is the parents’ responsibility to decide and make an arrangement aligned to the “best interests of the child”. WHAT IS EQUAL SHARED PARENTING? Whether the parents remain together […]

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09
Oct

Co-parenting time with your children – The importance of parental communication

Watching the break down of a relationship between parents can be very tough for a kid. Many co-parents don’t appreciate that their conflict may have adverse psychological effects on children. Co-parenting is about improving the lives, personal situation, and big changes that affect their future. Rules, living environments, and many other circumstances can change wildly […]

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20
Mar

Family Law Help: Planning time together

Make your arrangements well ahead of time. You and your kids will enjoy making plans together. It also keeps things clear with their other parent. Budget your time What will you need to do to budget for your time together? Consider the safety of travel arrangements when your children travel to see you: Can someone […]

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09
Jan

How To Deal With Your Ex: Effective Communication

Where do you start with how to deal with your ex? Dealing with your ex can be improved with two words: Effective Communication. Children benefit when parents treat each other with respect and can cooperate. This can be a tough thing to do as a relationship breaks down. Understanding your personal style of communicating will go […]

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17
Dec

How to Parent From A Distance in 2019

Divorce, separation, and work mean that many parents don’t get to see and hug their kids as much as they would like to. If you can’t move closer to your children, there are still lots of ways to stay involved but you must know How to Parent From A Distance. Show your ex-partner you appreciate […]

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20
Nov

The parenting decision-making checklist

This is a list of decisions you may need to make with the other parent. Considering these will make life easier for you and your children. Be flexible and keep your child’s interests in mind. Agree on the easy things first and return to the hard ones later. Good luck! Where will the children live? […]

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04
Oct

Take Care After Separation and Divorce

Taking care of yourself after separation and divorce. Major changes in relationships, such as separation and divorce can be a trigger for depression after separation and divorce. That’s why it’s important to consider the mental health impacts of such circumstances to avoid more significant problems in the future including: the risks and impact of depression […]

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27
Aug

When is Child Support Applicable and What Does It Cover?

The financial wellbeing of the children is always of the highest consideration when couples separate or divorce. If one parent has custody of the children, for the most part, that doesn’t mean the other parent is no longer obligated to offer financial assistance for the expenses of the children. So what things does child support […]

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