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STDs and the Divorcing Spouse

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a modern reality. They are prevelant within our communities and affect general health, reproductive capacity and the lives of those infected. The participation in risky or unprotected sexual activity by you or your former spouse increases your chances of having acquired an STD.

Paving the Road

Note on Insulating your Divorce from Conflict – Financial ‘Gifts’ Turn to Thorny Curse

Many young couples receive financial support from one or both of their parents when starting out on their lives together. A substantial financial contribution to help with the purchase of a first home is very common.

Pet Choices for Children with Separated and Divorced Parents

Like others, children with separated and divorced parents pine for pets. Children's relationships with pets are great for nurturing positive character traits like responsibility and help them develop resilience to deal with life stress. For instance, the military supports programs for pets for children with a parents posted abroad(see: http://www.military.com/off-duty/pet-corner/pets-help-kids-deal-with-stress-of-military-life.html).

Si vis pacem, para pax

Member of Parliament Maurice Vellacott has introduced Bill C-560 to amend the Canadian Divorce Act to provide a rebuttable presumption that children with separating parents will have shared parenting regimes. The intent of this change is to protect children from the well established harm caused by the alienation of one parent from a child’s life. Another phenomenon that has to be considered with Bill C-560 is that Divorce laws effect the quality and conduct within a marriage.

Family Day Sermon 2014

February 17, 2014 is Family Day. Celebrated throughout Canada and recognized as a statutory holiday in some provinces, the day is a celebration of family.

It is also a great time to remember that all families are not structured the same. Over 2.5 million children in Canada have families that live in two homes.

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