Divorce and separation can be stressful and emotionally draining for you and your children. However, a family lawyer can make the process less painful by guiding you through court orders, custody, financial and property negotiations and other issues.
A family lawyer will clearly explain your rights and responsibilities and establish a plan for you to proceed confidently and with your interests protected.
Why Hire a Family Lawyer for Separation?
Separation marks the first step toward getting a divorce in British Columbia, so a family lawyer is an immediate asset. One of the first things they do is draft a separation agreement to provide guidance for dealing with matters like parenting, payments for child and spousal support, and property division.
Although you can draft a separation agreement on your own, this can lead to potentially exploitable loopholes and unclear parameters down the road. You should seriously consider hiring an experienced family lawyer who uses clear and definitive language that leaves no room for misinterpretation and knows the standard clauses to include. For example, a family lawyer may add a dispute resolution mechanism that stipulates what you or your spouse should do if either of you breaches the agreement.