Travel Abroad With Children in Separation & Divorce

Planning to travel abroad with your child(ren)?  Travel abroad with children during separation and divorce can sometimes be denied by the courts.   How do the courts deal with an urgent plea from a parent to travel with their children abroad during a heated separation?  They press pause so all parties…

Back to School Stressful for Separated Families

Why Back to School Time is so Stressful For Separated Families & What You Can Do to Cope: September can be a stressful time for families, but even more so for separated or divorced ones. Parenting Time Changes For children who have two homes, there can be dramatic changes in…

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…

Excluded Property In Separation: How Does It Work?

Excluded property in BC can be tricky.  Generally, excluded property is property owned by one spouse prior to the relationship.  Most times, this involves a house that one person bought before they married, or began living together. However, the term “excluded property” also applies to valuable art, inheritance, or other…