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What Happens Next?

What happens next?

What Happens Next? Information for Kids about Separation and Divorce is a booklet published by the Department of Justice Canada to help children between 9 and 12 years old cope with the separation or divorce of their parents. It is meant to help children learn some basic facts about family law and give them an idea of the processes that parents may go through when they split up. It is also meant to help children realize that it's normal for them to have an emotional response to their parents' divorce, and encourages children to voice their concerns to someone they trust.

To order copies, please contact the Family, Children and Youth Section of the Department at 1-888-373-2222 or 613-946-2222, or by e-mail at cca-dgve@justice.gc.ca. It is also available on-line in the Supporting Families section of the Justice Web site.