The Canada Child Tax Benefit and Canada Child Benefit help eligible families with the cost of raising children. The primary caregiver of the children is entitled to collect these benefits. Following a separation or divorce however, determining who is the primary caregiver and who is entitled to these benefits can be a confusing and messy exercise. Chartered Accountant, Tim Cestnick, provides further insight into this issue in a recent article published in the Globe and Mail.
Whether you are raising children with a spouse in the military, or you are the spouse in the military, it can involve many challenges for both the parents and the children. These issues multiply when the parents are separated, and communication may be strained.