Self Care: Local Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Self Care: Local Valentine's Day Gift Guide

If you’re going through a separation or know someone who is, consider picking up a treat for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend going through a hard time, or a gift for yourself, I’m betting one of these Ottawa gifts will hit the spot! Even browsing the local shops that carry these products will bring a smile to your face. Check out some of Jennifer’s favourites in this post.

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Holiday Planning: International Travel After Separation

Holiday Planning: International Travel After Separation

Much like summer holidays, early planning, clear communication and flexibility are also key to planning a successful holiday abroad.  In addition to familiarizing yourself with safety information and travel restrictions, it is necessary to investigate entry and exit requirements for each country you plan to visit. 

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Holiday Planning: Summer Vacations After Separation

Holiday Planning: Summer Vacations After Separation

Planning summer holidays with your children should be more exciting than stressful.  In this post, Kayla Sanger, a University of Ottawa law student and Fresh Legal summer intern, shares some things to keep in mind to ensure your summer holiday plans after divorce go off without a hitch.  Whether you already have an existing parenting schedule or are in the process of negotiating one, the tips in this post will be helpful to keep in mind.

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Sharing Holidays After Separation

Sharing Holidays After Separation

If you are separated with children, you likely have a parenting schedule that states where your children will live and when.  They may spend equal time with both parents, or the majority of their time with one parent.  Regardless of what the regular schedule is, most parents make an exception for holidays such as the school Christmas break as it is a special time of year with fewer obligations and more time to relax.  This may be set out in your Separation Agreement, or you may still need to reach an agreement.

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