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How a bad divorce can make children sick, even decades later

Scientists and medical professionals have long believed that there is a connection between emotional health and physical health, and many studies have borne that out. A recent study made a connection between divorce and children's health with a surprising result. The data makes a compelling case for divorcing British Columbia parents to be extremely mindful of how they treat each other around their kids and the importance of co-parenting harmoniously.

Smile for the camera! What's with the divorce selfie phenomenon?

A picture of two people smiling like it's the happiest day of their lives. What exactly is newsworthy about that? It's the fact that the subjects of the picture just got a divorce. It's called a 'divorce selfie,' and its another trend gone viral that's caught the attention of the popular media. The old notion of a mean-spirited divorce followed by a lifetime of scorn, or perhaps indifference, is being turned on its head here in British Columbia and around the world.

Extreme situations may not prevent spousal support after divorce

Although both the recipient and the payer of spousal support may have strong feelings about the arrangement, support payment awards are not based on emotion. A judge awards maintenance based on an established series of guidelines and calculates the amount with standardized formulae. What this means is that sometimes an award of support may be given during a divorce, even when it doesn't seem to be "deserved."

Tax implications are worth considering during a divorce

When a marriage ends, just about every aspect of the spouses' respective lives will change. There may be a change in residence, schedule and certainly in personal finances following a divorce. There will also be changes to both parties' tax situations. There are special tax implications every divorcing person in British Columbia should know about.

For the sake of the kids, consider a civilized divorce

When a husband and wife go their separate ways in British Columbia, they only have their own interests to consider. However, when a mother and father get a divorce, there is a lot more at stake. For the sake of the children, parents should strive to approach the situation with respect and consideration. One former couple has made a sensation on the internet with their extremely touching devotion to their son, even after a divorce split the family in two.

When there is no respect in the courtroom, a divorce can go badly

No one expects the end of a marriage to be a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, some people seem to forget that the person on the opposite side of the struggle is a human being with feelings. In the struggle to come out of a divorce with the settlement one desires, it is usually best to remember to act respectfully and with a measure of consideration. A divorce case in British Columbia went horribly wrong for one man when the pressure finally became too much to bear.

Delinquent ex avoids jail, agrees to pay support after divorce

A British Columbia courtroom isn't always the best place to sort out the details of a marriage gone bad. However, sometimes it is necessary to take one's issues there to have them dealt with effectively. For example, failure to pay support can possibly lead to criminal proceedings. One Hollywood celebrity recently learned this first hand when his ex-wife threatened him with allegations of contempt, after he reneged on a divorce settlement and stopped paying court-ordered spousal support.

3 tips that could save money during a divorce

Canadians of all ages continue to end their marriages. The overall divorce rate is at 40 percent, and even older married couples are divorcing at a rate of 10 percent, double what it was in the 1990s. One of the chief concerns for anyone whose marriage is ending is the fate of their finances. Divorce is never free, but there are ways to curb expenses and make sound plans for a new financial situation.

Prepare for a new financial reality after a divorce

If one has never been the sort to prepare for the future, it may be time to start when the end of a marriage is at hand. Divorce leaves many people in British Columbia in financial situations they did not foresee, and that can make life stressful and challenging. There are some simple techniques, however, that may result in a better outcome.

The Rights And Responsibilities Of Step-Parents After Separation

Step-parents tend to have a bad reputation in fiction, but in real life, they often play an important part in their stepchild’s life. If they separate from a child’s biological parent, questions arise over their rights and responsibilities to the child.