Any conscientious parent is aware that how a parent behaves has an impact on a child's emotional well-being. This is especially the case during times of great stress, such as during a divorce. A new study reveals that children of divorce may also suffer physically. Though the study focused on kids in another country, the results are almost certainly applicable here in Oshawa.
Many people grew up hearing stories or watching television programs in which a husband and wife slug it out alongside their lawyers in a courtroom battle. As a result, this image essentially defines divorce for those who have not been through it. The truth is, there are many options available to men and women in Ontario seeking to end their marriages other than going to court. One of those options is arbitration, though the process may not be a familiar one.
A classic joke that probably dates back to the days of vaudeville has a patient telling a doctor, "It hurts when I do this." The doctor sagely responds, "Then don't do that!" Perhaps that sums up the approach of many baby boomers that seem so intent on not getting a divorce that they're not getting married at all, at least in later life. Not getting married, however, does not mean never having to deal with an Ontario family law issue.
For most married couples in Ontario, their home is their most valuable asset. It may also be the most problematic during a divorce. Deciding who, if anyone will keep the home can become a contentious issue where hearts battle with heads to make a very important decision. So key is the marital home, a niche industry has sprung up to support those who choose to sell.
A popular saying tells parents everywhere that it takes a village to raise a child. While the literal meaning may no longer hold true in modern society, certainly parents are not the only ones who can have a nurturing relationship with a child. As people live longer, and as more families include two working parents, grandparents often play an important role in raising children. Unfortunately, many grandparents are left out of the plans after a divorce in Ontario, though that may soon change.
The financial cost of ending a marriage can be high sometimes. It is difficult to blame a person for looking for ways to curb the expenses of a divorce. One unfortunate man from the Oshawa area has been saddled with a support obligation that is the stuff of nightmares, and his decision to cut costs may have been partially to blame.
Whether one has a little money, or a lot, no one wants to waste it. However, that is often what happens when two people get a divorce. There are many ways to save money during the divorce process, and those who practice family law in Ontario are willing to share them.
Just because a married couple has gone through the necessary steps to get a separation doesn't necessarily mean they are ready to take the next step and formally end the union. There are numerous financial aspects worth considering before filing for a divorce. This is true no matter how much time has passed since a physical separation.
A person's life after the end of a marriage may look very different than it once did. Divorce changes more than just marital status; the money coming in, the things surrounding a person, maybe even the home one lives in, may all have changed. In order to begin preparing for a new life, it may be helpful to have some understanding of what will happen to some of the key assets in a marriage.
There can be no doubting that money plays a major role in almost every person's life. Whether one is living comfortably, or is of more modest means, finances factor into nearly every major decision, including divorce. For anyone in Oshawa considering divorce, or about to go through one, here are some helpful tips for minding the money and staying solvent.