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Dos and don'ts for dating after a divorce

Dating during, or after going through the divorce, can be a sensitive topic. Not only can it bring emotional challenges, but in some cases the presence of new partners can muddy legal waters when it comes to issues such as child custody in Ontario. Here are some tips for dating in a way that protects personal, financial and legal interests after a divorce.

Are certain careers correlated with higher divorce rates?

When a couple divorces, many issues may be blamed including finances, intimacy and work-life balance. But are there certain jobs that could make it more likely for marriages to end in divorce? Ontario couples and divorcees alike may find a new study on the topic interesting, as it suggests that those who work with more members of the opposite sex may be more likely to find themselves in a marital bind.

How to deal with feelings of grief in a divorce

There are many emotions that can come with ending a marriage. One of the most common is grief. Although grief is a process typically associated with death, the loss of a marriage can be a similar emotional journey. Here are a few tips for how Ontario individuals going through a divorce can deal with this grief in a healthy way. Managing this process can help people clear their heads in order to work towards the best results personally and legally.

Common financial issues during separation and divorce

Many people know that splitting from a spouse or long-term partner can be a financial strain, but what exactly are the issues that can arise in these cases? It's a good idea for Ontario individuals and couples to consider financial issues related to separation and divorce prior to making the choice to end a marriage. This preparation can eliminate some of the difficult surprises later on when it comes to assets and money.

Considerations when negotiating kids' tuition after divorce

When two parents split up, issues of child support and custody are often top of mind. But what happens once the child graduates high school and heads off to College or University? Future tuition fees for shared children are often left out of separation agreements in Ontario. Left unresolved, this issue can lead to conflict years or even decades after a divorce is finalized.

Advice on adjusting to post-divorce life

No couple gets married thinking with the intention of divorcing, but statistics show that many of those who walk down the aisle will not stay married. Divorce can be a difficult process for people, from managing Ontario family law issues to recovering emotionally and financially. Here are a few tips for those looking to adjust to being single again.

Surprises women may deal with when going through divorce

In a recent online survey of 1,785 women, almost half say that breaking off a marriage brought financial surprises. The survey included women who had finalized their divorces, as well as some who said divorce was on the horizon or who were in the process of working out final paperwork. The surprises these women tend to experience may be worth considering for Ontario women looking to terminate their marriages.

When does property cease being "marital" in a divorce?

Marital property typically refers to assets obtained during the course of a marriage. But with many Ontario divorces taking several years, including a long period of separation, many wonder when assets obtained by either party cease being marital property. Since support is governed by federal rules while property is governed by provincial legislation, the answer to this question can vary depending on what divorce issue is being negotiated.

Splitting Canada Pension Plan Credits: What You Should Know

When a marriage ends, part of the process requires that couples divide their property. In Ontario, the contributions of both spouses throughout the duration of the relationship are recognized and typically shared equally. In some instances, there may be exceptions such as excluded property or one spouse could owe the other equalization payments.

Divorce Act changes: are they in the ‘best interest of the child?’

Proposed changes to federal divorce law may better protect children caught up in divorce. Among other items, the bill aims to replace terms typical of contentious divorce, such as ‘custody’ and ‘access’ with ones aimed at more effectively identifying children’s best interests and reducing conflict between couples.

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