Dealing with the prospect of a separation & divorce is hard enough, let alone when everyone is under quarantine and forced to break the routines of our daily lives.
Divorce and RRSPs Earlier this month, the Federal Budget updated a Canadian federal tax law that has major implications for family law and divorcing individuals. The Canadian Home Buyer’s Plan, the same plan that allowed first time homebuyers to withdraw from RRSPs to purchase their first home, now allows separating spouses to withdraw from their RRSPs without being hit with a tax penalty. The small print; the money must goes toward the purchase of a new home. Separating Spouses Can Use RRSPs as A Down Payment on a New Home Under the new Home Buyer’s Plan, RRSP funds withdrawn for
Serious difficulties and conflict arise quickly in narcissistic relationships. It’s very easy to fall in love with a narcissist, difficult to live with a narcissist and profoundly painful to leave one. Relationship instability is expected when personality pathology is present and a disproportionate number of narcissists get divorced. Divorcing a narcissist requires a unique personal strategy.
Why you should opt for a common-sense divorce By Gail Vaz-Oxlade – Published August 10, 2014 Trying to get a divorce? Wondering why it’s taking so long and costing so much? Family courts are backlogged because we’ve been conditioned to believe the divorce process has to be both litigious and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be either of those things. If we applied some common sense — putting the beginning of our next chapter ahead of the retaliation we feel for ending the last chapter — it could be a much smoother process. The Ontario government knows that marriage
Divorce is Expensive, But Don’t Skimp on the Lawyer By Gail Vaz-Oxlade – Published January 12, 2015 Everyone knows divorce is expensive. According to Darren Gingras, President of the Common Sense Divorce (with which I am affiliated), the average divorce costs $15,000 to $25,000 depending on whether the courts have to get involved. Is it any wonder people would rather DIY? You might be tempted to take family law matters into your own hands because you’re trying to save money. Maybe you don’t think your case is particularly complicated. Perhaps you have a basic mistrust of lawyers and the legal
January is the coldest month of the year in more ways than one. The first month of the new year is also the time of year that most people start their divorce process and choose to separate. Perhaps there wasn’t much glue holding their marriage together anyway and now that the tinsel and stockings are put away, relationships come into a sharper focus. For better or worse, the numbers prove that “Divorce Month” is real. And it is not by accident. Here are some of the reasons behind the Divorce Month Phenomena. Paying the holiday bills. Christmas and the holidays