Understanding Calgary Divorce Law: Part 4
November 25, 2015
The right information can make anything easier. The more you know, the more control you have over a situation—you can make better decisions that provide the fastest possible resolutions with the best possible outcomes even in circumstances that are less than ideal. At GDE Family Law, one of Calgary's leading divorce law firms, we understand that nothing will ever make a divorce truly easy, but we strive to provide information that helps our clients and everyone in the Greater Calgary Area better understand divorce law and what they might expect in a standard divorce proceeding.
All divorces are unique, and the information here is not meant to provide specific legal advice for any particular divorce. It will however, provide insight into the basics of divorce law in Calgary. This article series in particular is designed to provide a basic overview of divorce law in Canada and divorce proceedings in the Calgary Courts.
In Parts 1-3 of this series, we took a look at the legal grounds for divorce spelled out in Canada's Divorce Act: separation, adultery, and cruelty. Separation is the most common legal grounds for divorces brought before the Calgary courts, even in instances where one spouse feels that adultery or cruelty has taken place. There are cases where adultery and/or cruelty are used to successfully sue for a divorce, though—discussing your specific circumstances with an experienced Calgary divorce lawyer will help you determine the best grounds to use in your case.
Filing for Divorce in the Calgary Courts
Whatever the cause for the divorce, you will eventually need to file paperwork with the courts to legally dissolve your marriage. The specific forms you might need to fill out are dependent on your situation, including how cooperative your spouse is being in the divorce, whether or not you have children, what property and assets you hold, and other factors.
Whenever there are children involved and/or any uncertainty regarding the division of assets, partnering with an experienced Calgary divorce lawyer is typically in your best interests. Your lawyer can help you get the process started right away, and will file all necessary paperwork on your behalf.
Choosing a Calgary Divorce Lawyer
Any lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Calgary can assist you with a divorce. There's no substitute for experience, however. Selecting a lawyer or law firm that is dedicated primarily to divorces and other matters of family law can help to ensure you get a lawyer who works with the laws and rules relevant to your case on a daily basis. For a no obligation consultation to discuss your Calgary divorce with an experienced lawyer, please contact us today.
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