It couldn’t have been more eloquently described on the Affordable Divorce site – “How do many of us summarize each of our completely new romantic relationship with all the young children?” Indeed, it could be quite difficult to explain the situation to different children. You and your spouse are filing for an Alberta divorce. It is possible that one or both of you have found someone new. And there is the divorce itself – Mommy and Daddy will be going their separate ways, so whom do you prefer to live with? The whole process could be as hard for the parents as it is for the children, if not harder. To this end, Affordable Divorce explained the different types of custodianship in a few short paragraphs.
Quoting Affordable Divorce, Single Custodianship is “where a single parent creates most selections in connection with the children. This father or mother doesn’t have to consult with other father or mother.” This is usually the option taken in the event of contentious divorce filings – in order to prove that the other party is an unfit parent, the father or mother filing for Single Custodianship would have to furnish several pieces of evidence to prove their spouse’s lack of competence as a parent.
Mutual Child Custody would be when both parents would share custody of the child. As opposed to Single Custodianship, this is usually the option taken when both parties would prefer to split amicably. It is quite similar to the third type, which is Propagated or Shared Custodianship. This would be also applicable to Alberta divorce proceedings that end with both mother and father remaining in civil terms with one another. Affordable Divorce’s blog author shared his experience with this type of custodianship, which would involve each parent taking care of the kids for at least 40 percent of the time in any given time frame. “I have witnessed arrangements where the children go forward and backward every few days to weeks,” said the writer. This arrangement would have both parents paying their share of child support commensurate to the time a child spends with each parent.
Finally, Separated or Split Custodianship would have one parent caring for one or more child and the other parent caring for the others. While many couples filing for an Alberta divorce opt for this arrangement, it can cause additional strain on the parents, as well as the children separated from their siblings as a result of the divorce.
Deciding custodianship can be quite difficult, but being informed about each type and what’s in it for the parents can be quite beneficial in the long run. Affordable Divorce also specializes in other aspects of the divorce process, such as providing advice on mediation, spousal support and distribution of assets.
Affordable Divorce is a company that hires Alberta-area paralegals specializing in several areas and sub-areas of divorce law. They strive to make divorce proceedings as budget-friendly and stress-free as possible, and currently have offices in both Calgary and Edmonton, AB. Their Calgary office is located at 200B, 9705 Horton Road SW, Calgary, AB, T2V 2X5. http://affordable-
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