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Collaborative law: Keeping divorce civil and private

It is not over-generalizing to suggest that someone who is going to be paying spousal support usually feels a lower dollar figure is sufficient than does the would-be recipient. British Columbia men and women about to enter divorce proceedings may wish to consider the case of an affluent couple who could not agree on a suitable figure and ended up making the news, their private business laid out for public consumption. This is an excellent example of the value of collaborative law, regardless of income level.

Can collaborative law prevent a divorce from getting ugly?

When two people choose to end their marriage, it is rarely a decision reached without expressing at least a few negative emotions. It may be hoped, however, that a separation agreement can be reached without undue acrimony so that both parties may move on with their lives as expediently as possible. In British Columbia, people may choose to take advantage of the collaborative law process in order to settle their differences in relative peace. Clearly, two Hollywood celebrities currently in the news did not choose this path.

Thinking divorce during the holidays? Consider collaborative law

The winter holidays are a time of joy for happy families across British Columbia. For those men and women who are unhappy in their marriage, however, it can be an emotional time for entirely different reasons. Thoughts of divorce can be upsetting, and no one wants to be upset or bring others down during this festive season. While ending a marriage is never a fun thing to think about, it may be the right time to consider how to proceed, and interested parties may wonder if collaborative law is the way to go.

Can using collaborative law save money on a divorce?

Everyone wants to save money when they can, especially on things that aren't enjoyable. It may come as a surprise to some that there are ways to cut costs on a divorce, a process nearly synonymous with major expenses and financial pitfalls. One financial expert has recently shared tips on how to be fiscally responsible during a divorce, and using collaborative law might be one of the keys for people in British Columbia considering a separation.

Collaborative law, professional help may be best for kids

When a marriage ends in divrce, one aspect of that partnership has come to its conclusion. For parents, however, there will always be the bond of the children they share. A new study reveals that children suffer emotionally during and after a divorce, but also suggests ways to support children during this tough time. Collaborative law can be the foundation of that support, and it can prevent the uncertainty of leaving important decisions to the British Columbia courts.

Keep kids out of the courtroom with collaborative law

During divorce proceedings, or even long after a separation has taken place, former couples with children will strive to do what they feel is best for the kids. For British Columbia residents, this may mean using collaborative law to come to an agreement on custody arrangements and visitation rights. However, when ex-partners can't agree on a solution, the case may be taken to court and left to a judge to decide. 

Using collaborative law to shield children from the courts

There are two basic ways to go about settling a divorce: litigation, or alternative dispute resolution. For British Columbia parents that are separating, it may be preferable to choose collaborative law and avoid the courts when it comes to determining custody arrangements, whether during the actual divorce, or down the road if situations change. One former couple has found out recently how deeply into their personal lives the courts can reach.

Finances should be a focus of collaborative law process

Making the decision to get a divorce means choosing to begin a new life. Much of what an individual took for granted as a married person will likely be very different as a single person. It is important to give consideration to how that new life will function, most especially the financial aspects. Those considering a collaborative law approach to separation in British Columbia have a unique chance to sit down and discuss those aspects with their soon-to-be former partner and with legal advisers.

Parental alienation: Collaborative law can help you avoid it

Divorce does not always bring out the best in people. It may be that a couple has decided to end their marriage for unpleasant reasons, and they may find they resent one another. In cases like these, ex-spouses will sometimes use anything at their disposal to upset their former partner, including their own children. The use of collaborative law, a practice gaining popularity in British Columbia, might be the key to avoiding such an unfortunate occurrence.

Level the playing field with collaborative law

It is the duty of an attorney to represent a client to the best of his or her ability. This means using whatever knowledge and skill one possesses to best advantage, and the needs and wants of the opposing counsel are not the first priority. The annulment proceedings of a high-power Canadian couple highlight the possible impact of such a situation and make a compelling case for the use of collaborative law, whether the separation is here in British Columbia or anywhere across the country.