Chances are the signs that something is very amiss in a marriage have been lingering for months, if not years. It could be that a couple has done everything to try to mend the relationship until finally one or both partners mentions divorce. There are a few things Ontario couples should do after making a final decision that their marriages aren't worth continuing the fight.
There is such a thing as a healthy divorce. It may seem like an oxymoron, but there are some prudent steps to take in this life-changing time -- the first primarily being that each individual takes care of his or her own well-being -- both physical and mental -- because divorce can be a taxing process. Second, if any children are a part of the divorce scenario, it is important that parents do everything they can to shield the kids from any nastiness that may occur. Children's best interests should always come first.
All finances need to be separated once the couple has moved past any major animosity between each other. It's best to be able to communicate about something so volatile and perhaps a couple may fare better in this regard by using a mediator. As well, living arrangements need to be sorted out since it's likely one person will moving out of the family home.
Separation and divorce aren't for the faint of heart and those facing these issues may have a number of questions regarding the legalities of the process. Each person would be able to get those answers from an experienced Ontario family law lawyer. Divorce doesn't need to be a war.