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September 2015 Archives

Emotions may run high when couple that splits has a pet

The first things that generally spring to mind as needing to be addressed when a relationship ends are the division of property and, when there are children, the custody arrangement. In some situations custody matters may not be limited to children. For couples who decide to split, who will have custody of a pet could be an issue. This is true regardless of whether a couple is married or lived together as common-law spouses.

Failure to create separation agreement can lead to financial loss

When a relationship falls apart and a couple decides to part ways it is important to create a separation agreement. This is true regardless of whether the couple was married or in a common-law relationship. The failure to take this course of action could result in unintended financial consequences. A situation that recently played out in Vancouver illustrates this. It involves the division of proceeds from the sale of a house.

Could collaborative divorce and separation be right for you?

For most people the process of divorcing or separating from a common-law relationship is not easy. The dramatic changes that accompany ending a marriage or a relationship are often emotionally draining. The approach taken in the divorce or separation could add to this stress. Fortunately, there are options when it comes to how to divorce or separate. One of these options is to use a collaborative family law process approach.

The Ashley Madison effect: Adultery’s impact on divorce

The unfaithfulness of a partner can shake a marriage hard enough for a relationship to crumble. Too many British Columbia couples, cheating is a deal-breaking violation of trust that -- immediately or eventually -- leads to the end of a marriage or common-law relationship.