Posted on November 15, 2012 · Posted in Resources

divorce resources

Living Together or Living Apart

Common-Law Relationships, Marriage, Separation, and Divorce 
Explains the basics of family law in BC. Includes information about living common-law or being married, the process for separation and divorce, how to work out custody, spousal support, child support, and access issues if there are children involved, and how to sort out money matters. http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/resources/publications/pub.php?pub=347

Self Help 

“The Guesstimator” is a simple calculator used for estimating the cost of a trial http://www.bcfamilylawresource.com/01/0144body.htm This is a British Columbia lawyer’s website which explains separation and divorce in plain and simple terms. John Paul Boyd has become a well-known, respected divorce lawyer who supports education and knowledge.

How To Order a Marriage Certificate

A party to a marriage, or a person with written authorization by the couple, can order a marriage certificate. You can make application for a marriage certificate:

Please note that effective February 12, 2007, the Vital Statistics Agency has implemented centralized printing of all certificates out of the Victoria office. All certificates will be mailed or couriered to clients direct from Victoria.

For divorce purposes, you only need the $27 marriage certificate.

http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/marriage/certificate.html

 “Because Life Goes On… Helping Children and Youth Live with Separation and Divorce” 

This is a Health Canada publication intended to reach out to Canadian families in need of information and resources to help their children to live through the process of separation and divorce. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/mh-sm/pdf/booklet_e.pdf

Parental Alienation

A website for the Kelowna and Okanagan area which provides knowledge and understanding needed to deal with the consequences of parental alienation that often comes with divorce, custody/access issues, and the resulting parental struggles. www.parentalalienationhelp.org

Pooka Monkers Notices: A Child’s Hopeful Journey Through Family Separation

This profound yet whimsical story written in rhyming couplets cultivates compassion for any child navigating through the loss of the family they once knew. With brilliant paintings, empowering parenting messages, and an author’s reading CD, this book will start a deeper conversation with your child and support the healing process. Join Pooka as she processes the dissolve of her nuclear family and discovers that being happy is still possible.
(Recommended for children ages 6-9 yrs.)
Story by Shannon Strumecki, Art by Kelly Sutherland.
ISBN 978-0-9868047-0-0. For more information or to purchase this book/cd visit www.pookamonkers.com 

Counsellors

Dr. Kathleen M. Reay, Inc and Associates 
www.drkathleenreay.com

Psychologists and family counsellors located in Penticton but serving the Okanagan.  Dr. Reay’s new 2011 book called Toxic Divorce: A Workbook for Alienated Parents was published and released in July.

Mortgage Brokers

Dave Lytton
www.davelytton.com

A Kelowna Mortgage Specialist with Dominion Lending Centres.  “Investing in relationships, not transactions”

Financial Advisors

http://www.raymondjames.ca/colleenpfannenschmidt
Colleen Pfannenschmidt, is a Financial Advisor with Raymond James Ltd in Kelowna BC.  She specializes in educating clients and creating income. Her advice for divorcing couples, “Mediate, don’t litigate.”

Familieschange.ca

This is a gov’t of British Columbia website that is dedicated to helping families through separation and divorce and which combines animation, text, audio and video to help children, teens and parents better cope.

Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines 

An explanation of what the guidelines are.

FancyLine

On the Doorstep of Divorce, or do you need help in Rebuilding After Divorce?
Give us a call at 250.707.0928, or request a consultation.

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We are not expensive lawyers; we are family divorce mediators and rebuilding coaches.  Our boutique divorce mediation firm has become Kelowna’s first choice when dealing with separation and divorce, and beyond. It is possible to reduce stress, time and conflict. Our mediation and rebuilding models educate and empower our clients, so that when you leave you have a document that will stand the test of time, and a process for rebuilding your life.

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