SEPARATION AND DIVORCE RESOURCES

Whether you are using mediation, lawyers or a “do-it yourself” online template, these resources will help you
to prepare to work together, in the best interest of your children, to determine the content of your Separation Agreement.

SUCCESSFUL SEPARATION CHECKLIST:

It’s important to break down your “to do” list into manageable chunks.
This checklist will help you move through the preparation process one step at a time.

AGREEMENT CONSIDERATIONS:

As you move through your separation checklist this document will help you to consider specific issues about each section of your agreement.

EXPENSES AND CHILD SUPPORT:

It can be difficult at first to determine which expenses are considered “Special or Extraordinary” and which ones are day to day expenses. This document helps you to categorize your expenses and also explains which expenses are to be covered by Child Support as outlined in the Family Law Act.

PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

This document will let you know how the BC Family Law Act defines Parent Responsibilities.
As you review the list of responsibilities you’ll want to begin to think about how best to manage each one moving forward.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

This resource will help you to begin to collect all of the relevant documentation for your division of assets and debts. Some items on this list may not be relevant to your situation. There may also be accompanying documents not listed here that will be specific to your unique circumstances.

HOUSEHOLD BUDGET:

This Excel spreadsheet will help you to begin to get a good idea of what it will cost to run two households. I recommend that you each enter your anticipated expenses and income into the spreadsheet. The sheet is designed to total your numbers automatically. These numbers will assist you in your financial discussions to make agreements that create a situation where both households are working with realistic and sustainable budgets. It is always in the best interest of your children to set up households that are equitable.

PARENTING SCHEDULES:

This download will provide you with sample parenting schedules that parents commonly use. When considering your parenting schedule you will want to choose one that meets your child(ren)’s developmental needs as much as possible.
For more information on that check out my blog post.

INTAKE FORM:

This form is private and confidential. The only exception will be if the safety of a child is at risk or if there are threats of imminent harm to yourself or another person. Otherwise we will not share any of this information without your consent.
Providing this information will save time, and therefore fees, when we meet.

ARE YOU READY TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE?

All of my services, workshops and courses are designed to help lay the groundwork for positive future interactions, allowing former spouses or co-workers to practice collaboration, problem solving, conflict resolution and understanding each other in their new roles