Divorce & Separation
A separation occurs when a couple decides to live apart from each other because the relationship has “broken down”. Both married couples and common-law couples can qualify for legal separation. If a married couple decides to be separated, then wants to reconcile, they will still be legally married. Legal separation in Langley of a married couple before the process of divorce requires legal documentation of the separation agreement. Preceding the divorce process, the separation agreement gives parties legal protection and can be completed by Stephen G. Price, your Surrey family lawyer.
A divorce occurs when a court officially ends a marriage. Divorce is only for legally married couples. The Divorce Act governs divorce law in Canada and outlines the regulations surrounding the grounds for divorce, child support, spousal support, custody, and parenting arrangements. Separation for one year is acceptable grounds for a divorce in Canada.
During this process, Stephen G. Price, your Langley divorce lawyer, will go over issues such as spousal and child support, custody, guardianship, parenting arrangements, property division and more. Stephen G. Price’s extensive experience in divorces and separations will be available to you, so you can know and explore all your legal options and make informed decisions on important topics. We want to leave you feeling confident with the foundation you have built for a new beginning.
Uncontested Vs. Contested Divorce
Uncontested divorce is when you and your spouse agree on how to approach post-divorce parenting, support, and property division. Contested divorce is when you and your spouse fail to agree on how to divide property/debt, parenting arrangements and support. Also keep in mind that it is not required for both parties to agree to the divorce in order for the court to order one. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement, your options for help can include mediation, arbitration, or asking a judge to make the decisions for you.
Prepare For Your Divorce
The best thing to do as you as approaching divorce is to become educated on all aspects and options of divorce. Your divorce lawyer can help provide you with all the applicable information and help you compile all the important financial and legal documents related to your marriage. During your divorce consultation, we will help you understand the dynamics of the divorce process and what you can expect.
Looking for a divorce lawyer in Surrey or Langley? Stephen G. Price is the attorney you want for legal support during this sensitive time for your family members. Contact us online or call today at (604) 530-2191 for a free consultation.