How to prepare emotionally for divorce? (Important Notes) - Zukerman Law

How to prepare emotionally for divorce?

Very few people enter into a marriage contract with the expectation that it will end — certainly, “til death do us part” is still a time-honoured part of many Canadian weddings. However, British Columbia residents are already aware of how tenuous some marriages can be, and the possibility of divorce is ever-present for even the strongest marriages. This is why it is important for a couple considering divorce to be prepared for the process in advance, from retaining the support of experienced divorce attorneys to doing the best they can to be on the same page as their spouse.

With the rise of grey divorce (divorces between couples over the age of 60), there is a lot more at stake for a divorcing couple. Some spouses have been together for decades, which can lead to considerable marital assets being accrued. While grey divorcees rarely have to contend with child custody agreements, the dissemination of assets between the couple can be itself a contentious and potentially costly endeavour.

In order to be prepared for this part of the process, some experts have advised couples to do their very best to remain civil and approach the divorce as a business arrangement. Contentious divorces often take longer to push through the system, and as a result can become even more financially burdensome to both parties. While some divorces are simply too steeped in resentment to realistically be approached amicably, experts still suggest that limiting the emotional portion of the divorce process can help move things along.

Divorce is rarely an easy transition to make, as some British Columbia residents can speak to personally. However, with the support of qualified divorce attorneys, the process does not have to be wholly negative. With their help, a divorce can be relatively quickly and efficiently put through, allowing both spouses to move forward in their own single lives.


Stuart Zukerman

Stuart Zukerman, a graduate of the University of British Columbia, has over 32 years of experience in litigation with a focus on Family Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Dismissal claims, and Collaborative Divorce & Mediation. He has extensive trial experience in divorce, child custody, spousal support, asset division, and ICBC injury claims. As an accredited Family Law Mediator, he helps resolve disputes without court intervention. Stuart has also authored papers on family law and lectured at CLE courses.