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Co-parenting may be challenging after divorce

There are many reasons a marriage breaks down, but chances are, by the time things get to that point, the individuals may not be too fond of each other. When children are a part of divorce in Ontario, their best interests must always be at the forefront, and that means reigning in the desire to badmouth the other parent in front of them. Co-parenting can be challenging, but when parents agree on one fundamental issue -- that their kids' feelings come first -- the likelihood of saying disparaging things in front of them may dissipate.

Wise Moves To Take After Deciding On Divorce

Chances are the signs that something is very amiss in a marriage have been lingering for months, if not years. It could be that a couple has done everything to try to mend the relationship until finally one or both partners mentions divorce. There are a few things Ontario couples should do after making a final decision that their marriages aren't worth continuing the fight.

Divorce in Ontario: What's in a name?

Many newly-married women still opt to take their husband's surnames after tying the knot. But what happens when everything goes sideways, the marriage ends in divorce and the guy's former wife wants to keep his name? What happens in Ontario when that's not what the man wants? A man can negotiate the desire as part of the divorce settlement.

Divorce really doesn't come as a surprise to most people

Most couples that split up, make the decision to do so together. But there are times when one spouse drops a bomb and asks the other for a divorce completely blindsiding the person. When things get to that level with Ontario couples there are usually signs that something needs to change or the marriage will end. Experts say, however, that people are never really all that surprised that their spouse has asked for a divorce.

Figuring out housing in separation and divorce

When a couple agrees to end their marriage, housing is often among the most contentious issues. After all, both parties need a place to live during, and after, the property distribution of the marital home is established. Here are a few options and tips for Ontario individuals seeking a roof over their heads following separation and divorce.

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.

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