Even Using Collaborative Law may not be Enough to Save the House

by West Coast ADR on May 12, 2017

The real estate market in British Columbia inflated beyond anyone’s expectations recently, and home values are at historic highs. For some homeowners, it’s like a dream come true. For those men and women going through a divorce, however, it may not be such good news. Even in a non-confrontational divorce using collaborative law, it might not […]

Effective Co-Parenting can Being with a Collaborative Law Divorce

by West Coast ADR on May 4, 2017

The dream for many men and women in British Columbia is to marry, raise children and live happily ever after with their family. For some, however, the dream does not last. A divorce may mean the end of the family unit as it was, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of good child-rearing […]

Staving Off Financial Trouble through Collaborative Law

by West Coast ADR on April 26, 2017

It is no secret that life after divorce is entirely different than it was before. Many people are not fully prepared for the challenges their new lives will bring, however. A recent study shows divorce can strain finances to the breaking point. For some men and women in British Columbia, collaborative law may hold some of the keys […]

During Mediation Of Parenting Plans, Consider The Children First

by West Coast ADR on April 18, 2017

When two people choose to get a divorce, it often means something has gone wrong in their marriage. Perhaps it was the result of a catastrophic confrontation, or maybe it was the accumulation of little problems that brought about the end. Either way, those two people now have a lot of work ahead of them […]

Unmanageable Support Settlement Makes Case for Collaborative Law

by West Coast ADR on April 11, 2017

Settling any aspect of a divorce in a British Columbia court adds an unwelcome degree of uncertainty. Once a judge has made a ruling, it can be very difficult to make any adjustments. One unfortunate father found this out after choosing to represent himself during a support hearing. Had there been an opportunity to try collaborative […]

Consider Mediation For A Civilized Divorce In BC

by West Coast ADR on April 5, 2017

Many people go into a divorce with bitter feelings, and that is entirely understandable. One spouse may feel animosity toward the other, or possibly anger and resentment. However, it may still be preferable to take a more civilized approach during the divorce than doing battle in court. Mediation allows both parties to work out their […]

Taking Advantage of Collaborative Law May Have Helped Single Mom

by West Coast ADR on March 29, 2017

A popular phrase holds that he (or she) who hesitates is lost. The opportunity to negotiate a family law settlement might also be lost if one doesn’t seize the moment at the right time. A single mom in British Columbia may never know if she missed her chance to try to win child support years […]

Using Collaborative Law Techniques Might Save Money

by West Coast ADR on March 23, 2017

A divorce in British Columbia is not unusual. In fact, around 40 percent of all marriages in this country end in divorce. However, the specifics of each divorce are unique, because no two marriages are exactly the same. That being the case, there is more than one way for a divorce to proceed. For those […]

Will a Collaborative Law Agreement Preclude Later Actions?

by West Coast ADR on March 15, 2017

Some British Columbia couples that choose to end their marriage will separate, but not get divorced right away. In many cases, creating a separation agreement, often via collaborative law, is enough to satisfy both parties. The question some people may be asking, however, is whether the agreement could be challenged or upset at a later date, […]

Collaborative Law Does Not Gurantee On-Time Support Payments

by West Coast ADR on March 8, 2017

Whatever a divorced couple’s feelings may be for each other, if they have children, they are still obligated to maintain the welfare of the kids. For the non-custodial parent, this may be limited to simple financial support, but once ordered by a British Columbia court, it is still an obligation. Even parents who arrived at […]

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