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How family law handles pet ownership

Many people identify as animal lovers, and households across Canada often include one or more pets. Many British Columbia residents facing divorce, however, are obviously concerned about the specifics of pet custody in the event of a divorce. Family law handles this issue in a variety of ways, depending on the unique specifics of the given divorce.

Family law experts weigh in on divorce myths

Divorce is common in the modern Canadian landscape, with an estimated 50 percent of marriages ending in a permanent separation. However, British Columbia residents may not have the full story when it comes to how family law handles the end of a marriage. Misinformation about divorce abounds, and there are many myths that people can fall prey to that may adversely affect how they choose to handle their own divorce. 

Mediation vs. divorce in family law

Divorces are as unique from one another as the spouses they involve, and as a result, no two divorces can be handled exactly the same way. For some British Columbia residents, the prospect of mediation is a preferable family law solution, as it can be less expensive and adversarial than a traditional court-based divorce. But for some people, a relationship may simply be too contentious for mediation to be a viable option. When determining best steps for a divorce, it is important for both parties to have an honest accounting of which option will work best for them. 

B.C. family law: A parenting plan can help in divorce situations

Psychologists, social workers and other counsellors have agreed that divorce has one of the most stressful impacts on families and especially on children. British Columbia family law gives parents choices when it comes to parenting their children as separate individuals. One of the best ways to co-parent as a divorced couple is by having a parenting plan. 

Family law alternatives to traditional divorce

Traditional divorce has become well-known through popular culture and through the fact that nearly half of all marriages reportedly do not last. British Columbia residents are well-versed in how expensive and emotionally exhausting divorces are portrayed in the media. However, it may not be common knowledge that family law offers alternatives through this sort of traditional end of a marriage.

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