When one thinks about a divorcing couple, often thoughts come up with two people wanting to duke it out in the worst way possible. Divorce doesn't have to be like that, though. British Columbia couples who have decided that their marriages are no longer working can, indeed, have amicable divorces. The first step in achieving that goal is to think about how reacting negatively toward each other affects not only the person with whom they've spent much of their time, but about how treating each other badly might affect others in their family -- especially their children.
Kids may bear the devastating brunt of their parents' divorces more than anyone and sometimes even more than the couples themselves. Family law in British Columbia always considers what is best for the children in family situations. Children are very perceptive and they can be adversely affected by the parents' anger toward each other, so when parents also consider what's best for their kids, they may think again before displaying animosity or angry feelings toward each other in front of their children.
It seems statistics regarding marriage and divorce tie into health care. Family law in British Columbia and in the rest of the country it seems, is closely enmeshed with public service areas, including public health. Statistics Canada (StatsCan) has stopped publishing marriage and divorce data, much to the chagrin of researchers who are calling for the reinstatement of those figures since they say it paints a more rounded picture of the nation's public health, housing and child care.
A real estate market that has been on fire for some time in Vancouver has created a new set of issues for divorcing couples. Real estate transactions in British Columbia have been steaming, which makes the issue of property division in the province somewhat more complicated. Any property owned by spouses on their separation date is considered family property and is on the block for division, no matter whose name is on the deed.