A separation or divorce can be one of the most traumatic and stressful periods of anyone’s life. This is especially true if children are involved. If you are seeking out the advice and legal representation of a divorce lawyer in Calgary, First West Law can help. We take a compassionate approach in working with couples to legally dissolve their marriage or form a separation agreement. We understand that emotions run high during times like these. You can rest assured our lawyers will have your and your family’s best interests at heart. If you’re looking for lawyer who will help you get a fresh start on life, speak to a Calgary divorce lawyer at First West Law today.
When assessing each relationship breakdown, our approach emphasizes a focus on the unique nature of every relationship. Everyone’s situation is different, and it is important to think about how best to deal with the end of your marital or common-law relationship. Some important elements to consider include:
How long were you with your partner?
Generally speaking, the longer you’ve been with someone the more intertwined your lives are, which normally means there will be more unique aspects to consider.
How many assets do you & your spouse share?
Some relationships are built on financial independence, whereas others take a more team-oriented approach to building wealth. It’s important to know how much you and your partner shared, and what you shared, to figure out what you’ll be taking with you.
How did you & your spouse live your life?
Did you both work? Did you share the household tasks equally, or was there an understanding that you would divide things a certain way?
How many children do you have? How old are they?
The law seeks to establish a separation that is in the best interests of the children, so the presence of children makes for a more complicated separation process.
Are there any other special considerations? Every family is different, and sometimes there are unique circumstances– such as a medical condition– that need to be considered in order the truly understand your marriage.
An assessment of the above factors, amongst others, will provide us with a good idea of what the dissolution of your marriage will look like. After this assessment, the focus will shift on assisting you in making as smooth a transition as possible to your new life. There are various options available, including settlement, mediation and litigation. The Calgary divorce lawyers at First West Law are focused on developing a solution that fits your situation.