The Voices of Children

Going through a separation or divorce with children can add another layer of emotional stress and uncertainty for spouses. Parents often struggle with how much, if anything, to share with their children, how to communicate with them about the separation, and how to involve them in the process in a healthy way. Sometimes, in an effort to spare their children …

What is Parenting Coordination and Could it Benefit my Family?

In some families, following separation and even after a final court order or agreement has been made, there remains high levels of conflict with respect to parenting matters. Parenting coordination is one type of dispute resolution process which helps separated parents resolve parenting disputes without going to court.  This is a process that focusses on the child, with an ultimate …

Extraordinary expenses: what are they and who has to pay?

Determining how much basic child support a parent must pay his or her spouse is relatively easy provided you know the payor spouse’s correct “Guideline income” (which is a whole other topic that will not be addressed in this post). You simply look up the Federal Child Support Guidelines Child Support Table (the “Table”) and input the payor’s income, what province they …