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Parenting Plans

Parenting Plans

What is a Parenting Plan? A parenting plan is a written agreement between co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights, outlining in detail their respective responsibilities and rights of care, contact, guardianship and maintenance with regard to a child. What must a Parenting Plan deal with? A parenting plan may determine any matter in connection with […]

22nd June 2015 | By More
How to Handle Holidays

How to Handle Holidays

While holidays offer parents an opportunity for loads of quality time with their children, it also often involves issues such as fitting a vacation around the other parent’s schedule, giving up some time for the other’s sake, switching parenting roles while still having the usual responsibilities and not seeing your kids for a prolonged period […]

20th June 2015 | By More
5 Things That Every Stepmom Needs

5 Things That Every Stepmom Needs

I’ve learned a few things throughout my stepmom career. Perhaps the most important were how best to take care of myself while working, running a household and managing a family. I’ve compiled my best self-care strategies for all those stepmoms who need the Cliff’s Notes version.    1. Girlfriends Ladies, I hate to break it to […]

16th June 2015 | By More
Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

Father’s Day tips for Divorced Moms

. If you or your ex-spouse are one of those skeptics, arguing that it is just another money-making gimmick, take a moment to read and reflect on these notes. Read Mother’s Day Tips for Divorced Fathers On father’s day, we have the opportunity for an annual show of honour and appreciation for fathers – not […]

8th June 2015 | By More
Children’s Books on Divorce

Children’s Books on Divorce

  Check out these wonderful children’s books about divorce and blending families, to read with your child:     Reading together is a special time for any child and therefore a perfect opportunity to address issues around your divorce in a relaxed atmosphere. Encourage your child to voice opinions and ask questions as you progress […]

5th June 2015 | By More
WHY I’M DOING THIS & HOW IT WORKS

WHY I’M DOING THIS & HOW IT WORKS

Growing up with divorce and a blended family, presented many obstacles. Then I got married and stepped into my own instant blended family with my husband, his child, his ex-wife and both their families. It was challenging and rather problematic at times. As the years went by, we had two more children and eventually ended up […]

5th June 2015 | By More
Have a Happy Father’s Day: Tips for Divorced Dads

Have a Happy Father’s Day: Tips for Divorced Dads

Once a year, we have the opportunity to honour our fathers and show our appreciation for everything that they mean to us. It is also an opportunity to teach our children to consider the nature of the relationships they have with the men in their lives. Read Happy (Divorced) Mother’s Day Being divorced, does not relieve […]

4th June 2015 | By More
Child Protection Week

Child Protection Week

This week is Child Protection Week (1-7 June 2015) Is your child protected from the horrors of your divorce?                               C: Consider and respect everyone’s feelings of anxiety, disappointment, fear, uncertainty, anger, resentment etc., during the divorce process, not only your […]

1st June 2015 | By More
Maintenance

Maintenance

Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, for example a minor, with housing, food, clothing, education and medical care, or with the means that are necessary for providing the person with these essentials. This legal duty to maintain is called ‘the duty to maintain’ or ‘the duty to support’. A child must be supported or […]

29th May 2015 | By More
4 Myths about Divorce

4 Myths about Divorce

We’ve all heard the horror stories about couples who fight viciously with each other during their divorce and continue to wish nothing but ill-will and discontent on each other – it’s stomach-turning, especially when you’re in the middle of a divorce. But it’s important to remember that not everything you hear about divorced families is […]

27th May 2015 | By More