When a marriage or relationship ends, it can be difficult to determine the roles each parent will play in their children’s lives. Will one parent make decisions? Will the other parent be consulted? Will both parents share the responsibility of making decisions together?
The holiday season can be a difficult time for couples who are separating or have finalized their separation. This is especially true for couples with children, as they will likely be facing their first holiday split between two households. Easing a child's disappointment during the holiday season is challenging but can be done. Here are some suggestions for making the holidays as merry as possible.
Canadian Pension Plan contributions may be equally divided between spouses who have decided to divorce or separate. Both spouses did not need to contribute to the program -if only one spouse made payments, the other party may still claim a share.
Common-law couples in Alberta will soon be treated in the same way as married couples after they separate. Revisions to the Matrimonial Property Act allowing them access to the same rights as divorcing couples will likely be passed by the Alberta Legislature.
There is a growing trend that indicates the boomer generation - those around 50-70 years old - are choosing to divorce their spouses as they get older. According to Statistics Canada, this demographic has shown the greatest increase in divorces over the last decade.