On behalf of Henderson Heinrichs LLP posted in family law on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
Couples may have mixed feelings when they’ve decided their marriages are over. On one hand, divorce can be seen as a relief and something actually to be celebrated, while on the other hand, it can seem like a death of sorts. Luckily, there are some family law tools in British Columbia that may help each individual to walk through the divorce process with the least amount of anguish as possible. Dealing with the actual finality of a marriage — no matter how long a couple has been separated — can be emotionally taxing.
Experts say each person needs to take time to grieve the end of a marriage. It may be a difficult and painful process, but integral to moving forward in a positive direction. That sadness can turn into gratitude for the good times that a couple had together. These days there is no shame in divorce — life changes often affect many things and sometimes a marriage is no exception.
When each person processes what being divorced means (it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a relationship altogether, just a change to its dynamic) he or she can close that chapter in life and move on to the next adventure in a spirit of hope and positive expectation. There is no question that divorce can be tough. But it doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world.
British Columbia residents who are divorcing will likely need to the advice and guidance of a family law lawyer. He or she may be able to provide the help necessary to get a client through the legalities with the least amount of apprehension as possible. He or she may also be able to help a client with details in negotiating a settlement, including child custody and/or support and other issues that accompany divorce.