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…

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…

Top 4 Free Services for Family Law

There are free services available to help families in many aspects of family law.  These services help to compliment those that a Lawyer or Mediator can provide. The following are what we, at Butterfield Law, believe are the most useful free services for families: 1.LEGAL AID:  Can’t afford a lawyer…

Child Custody Dispute-Father Prevails & Awarded Costs

A Victoria father has been awarded costs, after a Judge found the behaviour of his ex-wife “reprehensible” in a child custody dispute.  The mother, L.A.L. repeatedly made sexual abuse accusations that the father, P.A.L. She claimed he started sexually abusing there their daughter when she was 2 year old.  Over the…

Child Indicators of Parental Alienation

Parental alienation is real. It occurs when a child expresses an overwhelming preference for one parent and extreme negativity towards the other parent. Parental Alienation is different from Estrangement.  Dr. Baker, defined an “alienated child” as one who unjustifiably rejects one parent (the “disfavoured parent”) and is aligned with the other parent…