Parenting After Separation

At Global Equity Law, we understand how challenging co-parenting after separation can be. We also know that despite these challenges, our clients are committed to putting the wellbeing of their children first.

Canadian legislation also prioritizes the wellbeing of children in legal matters, including during a separation or divorce. Additions to Canada’s Divorce Act, which will come into force in 2020, will lay out factors that must be considered in determining the best interest of children. Some of these factors, among others, are:

  • the child’s views and preferences;
  • the ability of each spouse to meet the child’s needs;
  • the ability of each spouse to cooperate with the other; and
  • each spouse’s willingness to help develop and maintain the child’s relationship with the other spouse.

(Bill C-78: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/fl-lf/famil/c78/03.html)

The incorporation of these factors into legislation shows how important it is for parents to maintain the best co-parenting relationship they can under their circumstances. Research shows that the lower the conflict between parents after separation, the greater the wellbeing of the children involved.

We at Global Equity Law are committed to advocating for our clients as collaboratively as possible, in order to reduce conflict and focus on your child’s best interest. We understand that collaborative parenting may not always be possible, especially where there are safety concerns. However, as much as it is possible, we believe in the importance of working cooperatively with the other side in order to reduce costs, stress, and trauma for you and your family.

Our goal is to help you focus on the well-being of your children, so that you and your family can experience hope as you move into the next chapter of your lives.

If you are needing assistance with your separation or divorce, contact us today to set-up a consultation with one of our experienced family lawyers.

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