Not all divorces end amicably. In fact, some are downright warlike and when kids are involved, there may be something at work called parental alienation. To put it succinctly, that is when one parent undermines the relationship of the other parent with their children. But, there are family law solutions available in Alberta and all of Canada, to try to thwart that from happening.
While no couple begins their marriage anticipating divorce, a relationship can deteriorate for any number of reasons. With sensationalized stories about feuding celebrity couples dominating the headlines and cautionary tales regarding acrimonious divorces, you'd be forgiven for thinking that parting ways with a partner is a surefire way to end up miserable.
Divorce, as is the case with most major life decisions, requires a lot of thought. After all, choosing to part ways with a committed partner isn't something to be taken lightly. As it turns out, many divorced couples ultimately end up regretting their decision which makes tackling the topic even more critical.
For the first time in over 20 years, significant changes are being proposed in regards to Canada’s Divorce Act, partly due to Albertan influence. The amendments, if approved, would include a focus on mediation and arbitration as well as swapping out terms such as ‘access time’ and ‘custody’ with the more child-centred ‘parenting time’ and ‘parenting orders’.
Grey divorce, or getting divorced later in life, has become an increasingly common part of the Canadian ageing process. While divorce at any stage is a stressful process, older couples often face issues that their younger counterparts may avoid altogether.