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BC Divorce Kit.

BC Divorce Kit

 

What About Divorce Kits?

“Couples have used these books to prepare their own divorce applications since 1971. To understand the difference between a “Joint Application” and a “Sole Application” please read this before purchasing a kit.”

– Self-Counsel Press, Business and Legal Publisher

 Buyer beware! We call it “kitchen table divorce” or “Do-It-Yourself-Divorce” and it often leads to failure. Filing for divorce can be a complicated matter because so many government forms and affidavits are required. We see too many individuals and couples who have tried to use the self-help books available on the market, and we’ve come to the conclusion that the majority of them are simply throwing their money away.

If one does not know the difference between a sole and joint application, then it is a daunting task to figure out the rest of the paper work. So, they end up coming to us for help.

Online Companies

This could be said for many of the online companies who offer “cheap, affordable divorce with a 100% guarantee.” We have had some of their clients come to us to finish what those companies could not do. It’s not that simple and easy to “untie the knot,” nor trust them to give you a “reliable divorce.”

So, this is a precautionary alert to anyone contemplating buying these books or using online companies – take a good look first and do your research!

Here’s an excerpt from an article by J.P. Boyd, a prominent BC Family Law Lawyer, who says, The only way to obtain an order for divorce is by starting a law suit; you must sue your spouse if you want to get divorced. The desk order divorce process allows you to obtain a final order for divorce without ever having to appear in court…

So, understand what you are buying and be careful when it comes to separation and divorce. There is a lot of self-help information out there and each gives you options to choose from as you move forward independent of each other. These options range from kitchen table divorce to using expensive divorce lawyers. If you both use a lawyer who is acting as a mediator, that lawyer can NOT give you legal advice. A lawyer can only represent one person.

Being a divorce mediation service, we, of course, believe that peaceful divorce mediation is the answer to helping you sort out your issues. You are given full control of the process from start to finish and you pay a fraction of the cost compared to the traditional system. Mediation also reduces the stress, speeds up the timeline and keeps you out of the public limelight because you never have to step foot in a court room.

If it is just the divorce papers you need, we can help with that, too…even AFTER you’ve tried the divorce kits and/or divorce lawyers. 

So, on the doorstep of a divorce?

If you are contemplating or starting the divorce processes, opt for a peaceful, stress-free process.
Give us a call at 250.707.0928, or request a consultation.

About Kelowna Divorce Mediation Services

We are not expensive lawyers; we are family divorce mediators.  Our boutique divorce mediation firm has become Kelownas’ first choice when dealing with separation, divorce and rebuilding afterwards. It is possible to reduce stress, time and conflict. Our mediation and rebuilding models educate and empower our clients, so that when you leave you have a document that will stand the test of time and a rebuilding process that you can count on.

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