A couple making the decision to end their marriage may have had some volatile conversations leading up to that decision. But experts say moving into a new decade British Columbia couples should learn how to discuss divorce in a more adult-like manner — even when the issue is usually fraught with high emotions. The first step in discussing divorce is honesty since staying in a marriage when all avenues to rectify contentious issues have failed is not doing either individual or any children of the marriage any good.
Some of the major issues that need to be ironed out are child custody, what will happen to the family home and even who will take over the care of any family pets. Finances also need to be on the table including the issue of spousal support. Keeping a civil attitude toward a soon-to-be former spouse is also crucial when making decisions on these significant issues.
Spiteful messages and personal postings on social media are ill-advised, no matter how enticing it may be to do so. This sort of action might go against a person should matters end up in court. Once something has been posted on social media, it can’t be retracted and it’s out there for all to see, so take pause before hitting the enter button.
Divorce and separation include big life changes for everyone involved. It may be difficult for individuals to know how their actions might affect their cases legally. A British Columbia lawyer is in a position to offer advice and guidance as his or her client moves through the divorce process.