When you and your spouse have made the decision to end your relationship, you have several legal options. You can take no legal action at all, you can legally separate, or you can divorce. There are various rights, obligations and legal implications associated with each of these options.

Generally speaking, when you decide to legally separate or divorce, you are called on to address and resolve issues surrounding your marital finances and your children. There is a greater degree of flexibility in what you can choose to address, or not, in a legal separation. If you wish to legally divorce, a court will require that decisions have been made about parenting, child support, spousal maintenance and the division of property, among other topics. In over 90% of cases, those decisions are made by agreement of the spouses; in less than 10% of cases, where no agreement has been reached, the court will make the decision.

You and your spouse can negotiate and finalize your separation or divorce in a Mediation Process, a Collaborative Law Process, a more traditional Negotiation Process or through Litigation. To hear more about your divorce process options, click on the video below.

If you're not sure which route would be best for you, I'm happy to speak with you in more detail about your options.

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