Ending your marriage legally is a decision that must be made keeping in mind the terms, conditions and implications of the divorce. Starting with the procedure of filing the legal papers to the amicable signing of the final document, there are many things to consider and make arrangements for. As stressful as it sounds, at Dick Byl Law Corporation, we are here to assist clients in Prince George and Northern BC during this challenging time. Understanding our client’s rights and requirements in the divorce, our divorce lawyer relentlessly works towards getting the best for you.
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Most couples who decide to terminate their marriage are unaware of things such as their rights, child support, spousal support, and the cost of the divorce. Having a clear understanding of the laws surrounding divorce and separation will help you prepare for what lies ahead.
One of the first things to consider is the financial implications on you and your spouse. You need to make sure that you are financially stable and have a good money management arrangement in place, as some cases can drag on for months. If you have children, then making sure that their future is secure should also be on your priority list. Getting familiar with family law will also help you understand the nuances of getting a divorce.
While assets and financials are efficiently handled, the significant impact of the end of your marriage on your kids and extended family may be taken for granted. Many couples presume that child support or spousal support is a relatively easy part of the divorce process. But once the proceedings begin, they realize how important it is to consider these things. If you have children, child support and custody arrangements need to be made. Keeping your child’s best interest in mind, you and the court decide on the primary residence arrangement and schedule parenting time accordingly.
Not all divorces begin and end amicably. There are issues that need to be sorted and properties that need to be divided. Sometimes these issues get in the way of the smooth divorce proceedings and create problems. So, before you decide to end a marriage, here’s what you need to know about types of divorce.
If you and your spouse are unable to arrive at a decision regarding any critical issue
such as your child’s custody, asset division, or spousal support, then you are looking at
a contested divorce proceeding. In such cases, the court and legal counsel will help you
resolve your dispute. These proceedings may take days or months depending on the
The common and largely preferred way of terminating marriages, uncontested divorce
deals with both you and your spouse clearing out your financials, assets, child support
and other issues. This could be done amicably or in a manner where all issues are
settled out of court peacefully. This is also called a desk order divorce wherein the judge
grants you divorce without your appearance in court.