Posted on November 25, 2013 · Posted in Blog

Separation Plan Preparation

There are two basic pieces to ending a relationship for a married couple: 1) agreement to the terms of separating, preferably in writing and 2) getting the divorce papers. Getting the divorce papers should be easy if you’ve resolved all of your issues.

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A separation agreement or a separation plan is a written contract which captures the terms of settlement of the issues at the end of a relationship – married or common-law. To ensure a durable, long-lasting agreement, we recommend three critical components:

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1. Fairness
2. Financial disclosure – do not hide anything, and
3. Independent legal advice (ILA)  – this adds another layer of protection for you.

You may have heard the term “legal separation.” People using this term usually mean that the spouses have a written document or a family contract.

When two people end a relationship, each person has rights and responsibilities that can be settled by agreement, and if not by agreement, then by a judge. However, the latter option is probably the last one you want. Why have a judge, a total stranger, who knows nothing about you and your family, make binding decisions on how you’re going to live the rest of your life?

At Kelowna Divorce, we help you negotiate what is in the best interests of yourself and your family.

We have also written an article on what legal separation agreements in British Columbia are, and how you make a legal separation agreement. We always recommend considering getting legal advice after mediation. You can find it by clicking HERE.

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We are not expensive lawyers; we are family divorce mediators.  Our boutique divorce mediation firm has become Kelowna’s first choice when dealing with separation and divorce, and beyond. It is possible to reduce stress, time and conflict. Our mediation model educates and empowers our clients, so that when you leave you have a document that will stand the test of time.

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