Divorces are hard. Plain and simple.
Especially when kids are involved.
Co-parenting and making sure your children are always the focus can be a challenge for most couples. How do you make sure everyone is on the same page and wants the same things for your children, when you’re no longer together?
With help from The Canadian Bar Association, we’ve put together a list of 4 books that can help guide you through the process.
1. Putting Children First: Proven Strategies for Helping Children Thrive through Divorce, JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
Provides information about children’s experience of separation and the potential impact of separation on children, and discusses how to talk to children and help them prepare for separation, how to support children’s resilience and how to create parenting plans.
2. Befriending Your Ex After Divorce: Making Life Better for You, Your Kids and, Yes, your Ex, Judith Ruskay Rabinor
Discusses how parents living apart can develop and maintain a healthy, functional relationship to help them raise their children together after their separation.
3. Parents Are Forever: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming
Spousal Support, sometimes referred to as alimony or maintenance, is money that’s paid by one spouse to another after they separate or divorce. Its purpose is to limit any unfair effects of a divorce. For example, perhaps one spouse dedicated the majority of their time to the family (stay at home parent, part-time work, etc.) and needs more time to develop a career now that they’re on their own.
Another example – if one spouse makes a lot less money than the other spouse, Spousal Support may be used to help that spouse continue living life to the standard set during the marriage. However, a court may actually decide that the spouse with the lower income is not entitled to extra money, if they see that the income had not impacted anything during the relationship.
The amount and duration of Spousal Support is decided by either the couple or the court, and many factors are considered during the process. Some include:
Each spouse’s financial means, assets, and positions
The length of the marriage
If children are involved,