Alberta's Parenting After Separation Course and Your Calgary Divorce
May 12, 2016
Divorces are almost universally stressful events, fraught with legal, financial, and emotional issues that can often seem overwhelming. While your Calgary divorce lawyer can help you navigate the divorce process with greater ease, every individual in Calgary going through a divorce should also empower themselves with the knowledge they need to bring their marriage to as amicable an end as possible, and to build the best possible future for themselves.
A divorce involving children can be especially difficult. Though a separation is generally seen as preferable to subjecting children to constant disputes and resentments between their parents, the divorce process itself can be confusing and worrisome. Add in the fact that you need to come to an agreement with your spouse concerning custody and child support, and that you'll need to find an amicable way to continue parenting together, and the issues involved in your divorce can seem that much more insurmountable.
Don't despair. Not only can your divorce lawyer help you navigate the rules and procedures of the Calgary Courts, but there are other resources available to help ensure your parenting partnership and your children move forward in the best possible way.
Parenting After Separation: Easy Access to Help for Divorced Calgary Parents
The Parenting After Separation course is a free educational opportunity for Calgary parents going through or having completed a divorce. It teaches parents who are going through or have gone through a divorce more about how a divorce affects children, the legal factors involved in child custody and support, and how divorced parents can work together to ensure their children's needs are being met.
The course focuses on building strong and mutually beneficial communication between parents during and following a divorce, which is a key component in making the divorce easier for your children and and yourself. Topics such as relationship building, the usefulness of mediation and dispute resolution, and more are covered by trained facilitators to help you better cope with your divorce and ensure a bright future for your children.
Applications made to the Court of the Queen's Bench relating to children require a certificate of PAS completion to be filed.
Get Advice Specific to YOUR Calgary Divorce
The Parenting After Separation course is an excellent resource for any Calgary parent undergoing a divorce, but facilitators will not be able to give you specific advice related to your divorce. Much of the information will be applicable, but it will not be able to tell you what specific actions you should take to protect your children's interests and your own.
If you would like to partner with an experienced Calgary divorce lawyer—someone who can help you understand how the law applies to your situation—please contact our office today.
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