Couples who put their children's needs first when they are separating have made the wisest decision. Family law in Canada always ensures children's welfare is paramount in any situation and that includes when their parents are divorcing. Former couples who develop a positive relationship as co-parents are indeed looking after both the physical and mental well-being of their kids.
It's hard to imagine a parent stealing either money or property from his or her children, but it does happen. Family law rules are in place in Canada to protect children and sometimes that even means from their parents. A child could be named in a will as a beneficiary, and it is incumbent upon the parents or guardians to safeguard any assets that belong to their children or wards.
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.
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.
Costs of raising children are escalating and most often it takes two parents to care for them, including financially. Family law rules typically provide that when legally married couples divorce in Canada, the parent who earns the most money and who usually is not the primary caregiver pays child support to the parent with whom the children are living. But what happens when the parents never married?
Different courts deal with various aspects of the law. That is also true for family law cases. Essentially, there are two court bodies in British Columbia that speak to family situations. Those are the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Provincial Court.
Canada is generally known as a progressive country. That progression may continue if babies born in Canada need not be registered as either male or female, but as gender unknown. A child born in British Columbia was issued a gender non-specific health card -- the first in the world. Some rules under the family law umbrella continue to evolve.
There are times when the issue of paternity becomes important. Usually, DNA tests are requested of a potential father when child support issues arise or a father is seeking parental rights. Paternity issues in British Columbia come under family law.
One of the most important things for children whose parents are going through a divorce is letting them know everything will be all right. Family law in British Columbia always takes into consideration the best interests of any children involved in the proceedings. Some young children don't do well with change, and a change in their family dynamic may cause them undue stress and anxiety.
Children -- even adult children -- usually have a difficult time with the revelation that their parents are splitting up. There are provisions under the family law umbrella in British Columbia that give separating parents the tools to broach the subject with their families. As with most things in life, honesty seems to be the best policy.