No the custody documents are ok for the children. As a single mother with 2 young children you will need to earn a very good income in order to afford childcare for 2 children for 5-10 more years. The majority of schools finish mid-afternoon so you will need to pay for childcare even when your children are in full-time school if yo7 work typical 9-5 working hours. Some also must pay for childcare before school. $500+/month per child is fairly typical for after school childcare. You may also need to pay for childcare before school if you commute. The other issue is summer holidays and school holidays during the year. Canadians receive very little holiday time from jobs so you may only have 2-3 weeks per year. Most families are dependent on summer camps for their children but it is expensive. You are looking at $350-500/ month on the low end and much more for specialized camps. Unless you have a large amount of savings already I would really consider delaying a move to Canada until your kids are a bit older. We are in a recession so finding a good job may be even more difficult.Hello everyone,
I am a single mother of 2 boys ages 5 and 3. I already have my profile in the pool with a score of 451. I started my divorce case but it is still pending in court. However, I went ahead to do a separate case for custody of my children at the Magistrate court. That verdict came out in time and I was granted sole custody of my children and sole responsibility to make decisions on their behalves. The document also gave visitation right to the father which will be agreed on by me.
The divorce case is close to an end but I cant say for certain when that would happen, although the outcome of our mediation would be adopted where I also get sole custody and responsibility of both children with visitation rights to their father.
My question is, can I use only the Custody document to apply for my kids or do I need to wait for the Divorce papers (There is no telling how long it will take it has already been 2 years in this process). would I still need a consent form from their father?