Back To School With Separated Families

Separation and Back To School Getting children and families set up for school year schedules after a long summer break is complicated for everyone.  When you add separation into the equation, planning can only get more complicated.  Everyone involved wants the back to school process to be as smooth as…

10 Smart Things to Do Before You Separate

Whether you are leaving an urgent situation, or have been considering divorce for a long time, there things you can do before you leave your marriage that will make it easier to separate in the long run. Top Privacy Things to Do Before You Separate The use of texts, emails, and…

Retirement & Support Payments

Is Voluntary Retirement a Material Change? It is not so easy to just voluntary retire, when you have to pay child support and/or spousal support. It is unwise to unilaterally cancel or reduce support payments.  However, retirement or changing careers are still options for payors making major life changes.  A…

Divorce Statistics In Canada: A Snapshot

Divorce statistics help us understand how marriages-and divorces- have changed over time. What exactly is the divorce rate in Canada, and what does that mean?  Here are some simple facts to understand Canadian divorce statistics: How Many Marriages End in Divorce? The answer to this question depends on the timelines…

What Qualifies as a Support Payment?

What qualifies as a support payment, and how it is taxed, are important issues.  How support payments are defined affects your income (as defined by CRA), the amount of tax deductions you are allowed, and ultimately how much income tax you pay.  Each person’s case is unique, and you should…