New On-Line Resources for Family SRLsNSRLP
NSRLP recently reviewed 2 new – and quite different – on-line Canadian resources designed to assist and support family SRLs.
Thistoo offers a suite of free tools designed to obtain an accurate picture of the financial implications of divorce, including: child support, spousal support, and asset-splitting calculators.
The site has 4 entry points: plan, organize, agree, resolve. Each category includes interactive and user-friendly tools which allow a user to gather and organize information, and also to actually move forward with their separation or divorce.
- The price ranges from free, to a $19.99/month subscription. For free, the user may access support calculators (offering a clear picture of the financial implications of a divorce), a Document SmartList which can generate a personalized list of documents the user will need to prepare, and Task SmartList which gives a personalized to-do list. Subscribers see more benefits, as well as a 24-hour personalized and secure customer service. Other paid services include interactive templates for separation agreements and divorce applications. There is also a wide variety of unbundled / pick-and-choose services.
This website is definitely worth a look, even if it’s just to access the free applications. The applications are easy to use. Though the experience of divorce altogether is likely to be unpleasant, this site recognizes the challenges faced by SRLs and presents its paid and free services in a very readable and comprehensible manner.
JP Boyd on Family Law
Family SRLs in BC may already be familiar with John-Paul Boyd’s popular website, BC Family Law Resource, a trusted source for divorce and family law information. Now completely updated for the Family Law Act, JP Boyd on Family Law is a new wikibook resource hosted by Clicklaw in BC. Written in plain language, with rollover definitions for legal words and phrases, JP Boyd on Family Law provides practical, in-depth coverage of family law and divorce law in British Columbia.
In an evaluation conducted by Lorne Bertrand and Joanne Paetsch, those surveyed felt that the resource will help them to: will help them to: identify and resolve future legal problems, better understand both general and family law, and understand the ways family issues are resolved.
This new wikibook can be copied, saved and reused. It is a free e-resource and can be found at: http://wiki.clicklaw.bc.ca/index.php/JP_Boyd_on_Family_Law
Lidia Imbrogno, NSRLP Research Assistant