If parents go about splitting up in a way that feels like the war of the worlds, it could have a long-lasting effect on their kids. There is no getting around it, divorce in the best of circumstances is difficult, but when British Columbia parents keep their children out of the lines of fire, they truly are acting in their kids' best interests. Divorce always leaves some impact on everyone involved, but staying in an unhappy marriage is, according to experts, even more detrimental to everyone's mental health.
When a couple has been separated for many years, they may be asking whether it's a good idea to make the split legal. British Columbia married couples who are thinking about divorce after living apart for years should really look at all the issues involved when making the final cut to their relationship regardless of how many years they've been apart. They really have to look at their own situation and what they would be losing.
The best interests of the children should always be at the forefront of any divorce agreements. Family law in British Columbia has rules in place to see that this is the case. When parents start to quibble over splitting their physical time with their children on a 50-50 basis, chances are it becomes about what is best for them and not for their kids. When arguments ensue about who is with the kids and for how long, it can create problems in children that may follow them into adulthood.
If a separating couple is going to have a documented separation agreement, they might want to know that it may never be a final document. Separation and divorce in British Columbia are governed by family law. Agreements drawn up without legal advice may be scrutinized by the court if parts of the document are erroneous.