In today’s day and age where people post daily pictures of their breakfast to Instagram, tweet their every waking moment, and air their grievances on Facebook, the danger of all this accessibility to private information as it relates to separation/divorce is often overlooked. All of those posts are potential pieces of evidence and one should exercise extreme caution and restraint when using social media in the wake of a separation. [Read more…]
How can I help the children cope?
A question we are frequently asked is “how do I help my children handle our separation?” There is no singular answer to this. Every child is different, every household is different, and every parent is different; there are a lot of variables to consider.
Are grandparents entitled to spend time with their grandchildren?
Grandparents often play an important role in their grandchildren’s lives. In the majority of cases, time with the grandchildren is arranged directly with the parents without any problems. Sometimes, though, grandparents are either not allowed to spend time with the children or their time is restricted by the parents. These grandparents will come to us asking whether they can seek a court order allowing them time with their grandchildren.
How is child support determined?
The amount of child support to be paid is based on the payor’s gross income and the number of children. The support amount is set out in a chart called the Child Support Guidelines. These Guidelines are available online and can be found on the Department of Justice website.
Children’s Top 10 rules for parents to follow
Here are what we consider to be the Top 10 “rules” children wish their parents would follow upon deciding to separate: [Read more…]
Who gets custody of the children?
Many people come to us with a misunderstanding of what “custody” means. In the family law context, custody does not refer to who the children will live with. Custody actually refers to decision-making for the children. [Read more…]