FAMILIES DON’T END. THEY EVOLVE.
When parents are not living together, they must make important decisions about how to continue to care for their children. Typical co-parenting questions include where the children will live, when they will spend time with each parent, and how decisions about the children will be made. Unless an agreement is made, or a court orders otherwise, parents of a child are generally considered joint legal custodians with equal rights, powers and duties, and in all cases, any decisions made around children must be made in the best interests of the child.
Regardless of their living situation or relationship with each other, parents have rights and responsibilities as laid out in both The Children’s Law Act, The Family Maintenance Act, and the Divorce Act for married couples. These rights include parenting time and decision making power, and responsibilities include child support, which is the right of the child until they are considered an adult under the law.
Although everyone reacts differently to separation and divorce, the conflict between parents is a critical factor that influences how well a child will adjust to their changing family. Parental conflict includes outright hostility, characterized by fighting, yelling, name calling or even physical violence. But it also includes more subtle behaviours or “polite” hostility such as discrediting the other parent or speaking ill of them in the presence of the child. When there is a high level of parental conflict, children may tend to feel “caught in the middle” between their parents. This often leads to poor adjustment outcomes and developmental issues. Other factors that can impact on a child’s adjustment to separation and divorce include the level of agreement on parenting arrangements, whether there is adequate financial support, how well the parents are coping with the separation and divorce and whether healthy parent child relationships exist.
Children whose parents remain hostile and aggressive, locked in ongoing high conflict are more likely to have behavioural problems, emotional difficulties and social difficulties. They are also more likely to lack self esteem. The risk of poor outcomes increases when spousal violence is involved, and rises even higher when the children are abused. — Voice and Support: Programs for Children Experiencing Parental Separation and Divorce
By mediating your parenting plan you are setting your children up for success. If you are struggling, we have conflict skills training programs to help you cope with your changes, communicate effectively and respectfully, and assist your children in navigating their evolving world in a constructive manner.
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How Can We Help
- N Conflict Coaching to Help You Communicate Effectively
- N Creating Parenting Plans and Determining Child Support
- N Parenting Co-Ordination for Parents in Conflict
- N New Ways for Families Programs for High Conflict Families
- N New Ways for Life Skill Building Programs for Children and Youth
#MEDIATE DON'T LITIGATE
Not sure what mediation is? We explain the entire process here.
Are you and your ex constantly fighting? Our New Ways For Families program assists parents with communicating in a productive manner to make parenting decisions outside of the courtroom.
Do you have existing agreements but constantly fight with your ex over how to apply them? Court ordered and voluntary parenting co-ordination services are available. Learn more here.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
Ending an abusive or toxic relationship? We have processes in place to keep you safe and help you take back control. Find out the details here.
SO, WHAT'S IT GOING TO COST?
Incarna Consulting has a variety of packages and programs available to meet the most basic to most complicated needs, including domestic violence and high net worth cases.
Incarna Consulting is pleased to offer ongoing post-separation support to assist couples in the first few months or years after their relationship ends. It’s important to us that you are not alone.
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