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Separation and divorce

Introducing a new partner to your children

The arrival of a new partner for you is an important event in your child’s life, and you need to prepare for it carefully. Here are a few tips to ensure your child has the best possible experience.

Wait before telling your child about your new relationship

Before you talk to your child about your new partner, make sure that this person will be in your child’s life, at least for a good while.

Of course, you have the right to be wrong about a relationship – things might not end up as good as they seem. The important thing is to be cautious and to be discreet about any encounters you consider less serious.

Your child, already vulnerable because of the separation of his or her parents, might have a hard time dealing with another breakup.


The information presented on this page is not a legal opinion or legal advice. This page explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec. To obtain a legal opinion or legal advice on your personal situation, consult a legal professional.

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