Ending a marriage today isn’t what it used to be back in the 40s and 50s. In fact, more modern married couples in Canada are looking upon divorce as a chance to grow separately as individuals yet still remain friends with their former spouses. There are times when great parents make terrible couples, yet they want to remain friends for the sake of their children.
These modern families even stay intact when one or both spouses remarry. Those who are fans of an amicable divorce say it’s just like having one, big extended family. These divorced couples don’t badmouth each other in front of their children, and, in fact, they often co-parent better than when they were married.
These divorces usually happen because a couple is just not suited to each other. They simply drift apart rather than being in a relationship that has been filled with either physical or emotional abuse, infidelity, mental health issues or addiction. It is the era of conscious uncoupling or divorcing with dignity.
No fault divorce hit Canada in the late 1960s. A couple didn’t have to give a reason for splitting up. It could simply have been that they fell out of love. That was the turn of the wheel that has created today’s take on divorce.
Yet, even with Canada’s no fault divorce laws, divorce can be an exacerbating issue that could use the help of a lawyer who is experienced in family law. Such a lawyer is there to facilitate the divorce process for his or her client. Each divorce is unique to the couple and to their family, and a lawyer will offer guidance bearing this in mind.
Source: theglobeandmail.com, “Divorcing with dignity: How modern exes are treating a split as an awakening“, Zosia Bielski, Accessed on Dec. 29, 2017