Alienation in divorce in British Columbia may come at a high cost

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on May 30, 2019.

It is usually safe to say that couples who are ending their relationships may not see eye-to-eye on many issues. British Columbia residents who are facing divorce may be at odds on most things, but adding fuel to the fire by alienating a former partner or spouse may mean having to dig deep into a pocket to foot the cost of family court. Often, contentious issues between former spouses may in...

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Reassuring children of divorce they still have a family

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on May 1, 2019.

Parents who are divorcing need to reassure their children about many things, including allaying any insecurities they may have as their parents separate. When British Columbia parents make the decision to divorce, it's likely their children may take it harder than they do. Parents need to remind their kids that they will still be a part of a family and they will always be loved as always by ...

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Divorce no longer seen as the societal taboo it once was

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on April 26, 2019.

There used to be a time decades ago when no one talked about a couple separating. Those embroiled in a divorce were treated somewhat like social pariahs. Today, however, divorce is seen by many separating couples in British Columbia as a reason to celebrate rather than to hide one's head in the sand. For the most part, the negatives associated with divorce have vanished.

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Divorce can be amicable among British Columbia spouses

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on February 27, 2019.

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 oth...

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Adolescents affected more by divorce than younger kids

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on January 31, 2019.

Most teenagers are trying to find their ways in the world. Between the raging hormones of puberty, trying to find their place in the social construct, dealing with friends, school and the rest, the stress levels of British Columbia teens can be pretty high. Add to that a bombshell announcement that mom and dad are heading for a divorce and it might be too much for them to handle without some...

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Islamic marriage contracts and divorce in British Columbia

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on January 15, 2019.

The breakdown of marriages affects people of various customs and religious backgrounds in different ways. When it comes to those of the Islamic faith in British Columbia and the issue of divorce, things can get even more difficult when religious-based marriage contracts are part of the scenario. It has been challenging for lawyers as well as for the courts.

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Money woes after divorce affects spousal support payments

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on December 27, 2018.

Changes to the income of those who are paying spousal support are reason enough for them to ask for reductions in what they have to pay. When a couple goes through a divorce in British Columbia, it may be that the partner who makes more money may have to pay support to the one who doesn't make as much or who doesn't work at all. Recently, there have been rumblings among many who pay support ...

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Parents’ actions during divorce can affect their children

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on December 21, 2018.

No person is free of having made or of making mistakes. British Columbia parents strive to be the best parents they can be, but when divorce is looking more like a reality, it may be hard going while the couple tries to sort out who is going to do what and when with the children. There are some things for a couple to ponder ‚ and that may help their kids ‚ before they decide to call it quits...

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January seems to be divorce month in British Columbia

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on December 3, 2018.

Once December's merrymaking comes to an end and life gets back to some semblance of normality, the new year can be a time when some couples have the serious breakup talk. In British Columbia, January seems to have been labelled as the month for divorce talks and there may be many reasons for this. It may be that a couple has been thinking of separating for a while, but both people decided to...

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Divorce doesn’t need to have negative effects on kids

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on November 27, 2018.

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 i...

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