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.
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 help.
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.
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 to have the amount lessened when they face financial hardship. It's important to note that spousal support is distinctly different from child support.
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.
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 wait until the holidays have passed, especially when children are involved.
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.
Couples who have been married for many years most likely have amassed many assets together. When an older married couple in British Columbia -- for whatever reasons -- decides to call it quits, there may be a lot at stake financially. Divorce later in life comes with its own set of problems.
Teenagers usually have very definitive thoughts about things and are at an age where they like to assert their feelings. But when a teen's parents divorce, should he or she have a say in what transpires in the process? One British Columbia Court of Appeal judge thinks not, at least in one particular case.