Calgary Divorces and the Parenting After Separation Seminar (PASS)
November 21, 2016
Divorce is one of the most stressful life events most people will ever encounter, according to research, and there's little question that divorce becomes more stressful when children are involved. When two Calgary parents end their marriage, they don't end their involvement in their children's lives, and that means there must be some form of ongoing relationship with their ex-spouse. Co-parenting requires cooperation, and navigating the emotional aspects of this relationship as well as the logistics of parenting in two separate households can be a lot to handle.
Your Calgary divorce lawyer can be a big help in coming to a fair and reasonable custody arrangement, and in protecting your rights and your children when it comes to child support payments. An experienced family law lawyer will also be able to recommend other strategies and resources for more effective co-parenting and ensuring that the custody and support provisions of your divorce agreement are smoothly and effectively carried out.
In addition to the resources your divorce lawyer provides for you, most Calgary parents with shared custody are required to attend the Parenting After Separation Seminar or to complete the Parenting After Separation eCourse.
What Calgary Parents Can Expect From the Parenting After Separation Seminar/eCourse
In any Calgary divorce involving children, the children's best interests are of paramount importance to the Court. The Parenting After Separation materials were developed to give parents knowledge and skills they can use to make co-parenting after a divorce as easy as possible for children as well as the parents themselves, giving everyone the best possible chance at a positive relationship that keeps kids out of any conflicts and provides them the nurturing they need to grow into happy and productive adults.
Both the six-hour professionally facilitated Parenting After Separation Seminar and the roughly three-hour online course cover the same material, including:
- Relationship Building Blocks
- Children Can Cope with Separation and Divorce
- Learning Your Way Around the Legal System
- Parenting Plans That Work for Your Family
- Other Important Information
The goal of the program is to ensure that Calgary parents walk away with a better understanding of how to maintain an effective parenting relationship with their ex-spouse, how to help their children cope with divorce and ensure that they are not unduly exposed to any conflict, and that parents know what legal resources they have available and how to access them when and if necessary (something your Calgary divorce lawyer will also be able to assist you with). Approaching the Parenting After Separation materials with an open mind and an understanding that the knowledge you gain will make your divorce easier for everyone involved will help you get the most out of this program.
Contact a Calgary Divorce Lawyer with Specific Custody and Parenting Questions
While the Parenting After Separation Seminar and eCourse are valuable sources of information, neither the materials nor the facilitator will be able to provide you with answers to specific questions about your unique situation. If you have questions about custody, child support, or other issues in your Calgary divorce, please contact our office today.
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