On behalf of Gary Kirk of Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP posted in Divorce Mediation on Monday, November 20, 2017.
Splitting in splendour. It seems these days divorce mediation is helping couples who are breaking up to do it with less anxiety, anger and stress. Indeed, some divorce situations in Canada appear not only to be amicable, but joyful, with the former couple remaining friends. These scenarios are becoming increasingly more prevalent and are especially healthy for any children involved.
Some people who fall out of love can still care deeply for each other. They can also still lovingly co-parent their children. The numbers of former couples who have gone through amicable divorces has been increasing over the last 10 years or so. Collaborative divorce strives to put negative emotions on the back burner for the sake of the spouses and for the children. The process has been labelled conscious uncoupling.
Successful divorce may seem like an oxymoron, but it’s becoming more and more of a reality. Such splits cost less financially as well as have less of a toll on the family dynamic. In a collaborative law process, each individual has a lawyer who works for the interests of his or her client. They can help the former spouses come to mutually agreeable and beneficial arrangements on all aspects of divorce, making the experience less stressful overall for all family members involved.
Divorce mediation in Canada is succeeding in taking a negative experience and making it, at least, less unpleasant. A lawyer who has experience in family law can help his or her client with the legal aspects of divorce. Through mediation, a lawyer will also help his or her client to come to amicable solutions with a former spouse.
Source: cbc.ca, “Divorce selfies, conscious uncoupling and the rise of the amicable divorce“, Katrina Clarke, Accessed on Nov. 3, 2017
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