Ending a marriage today isn't what it used to be back in the 40s and 50s. In fact, more modern married couples in Canada are looking upon divorce as a chance to grow separately as individuals yet still remain friends with their former spouses. There are times when great parents make terrible couples, yet they want to remain friends for the sake of their children.
Some children are given names today that no one would have even considered years ago. Celebrities seem to have paved the way with names like Apple, Moon Unit, North and the like. But, are there restrictions in Canada under family law, when it comes to giving children non-traditional names? It seems it depends upon the province in which the child is born and will reside.
Married couples with kids who get divorced may literally be putting their children in the poor house, say some experts. Apparently, divorce contributes to child poverty, according to recent Statistics Canada census data. There are 1.2 million children who live in low-income families -- more the 531,000 in single-parent households, or one-fifth of them -- are living in poverty.
Making the decision to divorce is a life-altering one and one the majority of married couples do not make without careful thought. There are tools in place under family law in Canada to help with the divorce process, but there are some pertinent questions a couple should ask some experts before making a final decision to split. Getting advice that helps will make moving forward either way much less stressful.