Families Change Guide to Separation & Divorce

1.1 - Preparing to Study

1.1 - Preparing to Study

This course uses a combination of video presentations, activities and audio-visual presentations to help people who are separating. A handbook called Finances After Separation is available in the Resources section. In addition, under the Resources tab you can find information and a number of  services you can contact to get help.

To get a better understanding of the course, you may want to look at the course outline and read some of the material in the Finances After Separation  Handbook. This will make you see the bigger picture and prepare you for taking the course.

Before you get started, we have some suggestions to help you complete the course.

This course may take 2 to 4 hours to complete, depending on how much time you spend with the material. At any time, you can pause or replay the videos, return to different sections, do exercises over again and basically explore the course information at your own pace.

You can start and stop the course at any time. If you feel like you need a break, take a break.

Recognize that you may be under stress because of your family situation. Understand that some of the things discussed in this course may make you feel emotional or sad. Try to be positive about what you are learning so that you can get the most benefit from the course. 

This course is designed for educational purposes. It is not a therapy or counseling program. The course provides general information only. For financial or legal advice relating to your situation, consult a professional.

Now we are going to take a look at the contents of the course. Click the next video in the series of videos on the bottom of the page.