When people think of divorce, they often think of long drawn out battles. In reality, many people proceed with separation and divorced on relatively good terms. An amicable divorce is a friendly divorce. It is where the parties have decided on the terms of the divorce without having to resort to lawyers or the courts. At Kahane Law Office in Calgary, Alberta, we respect that many people are able to come to their own amicable divorce terms. Call us today and we can process your legal divorce based on your terms at a reasonable flat rate. Call today 403-225-8810.
Terms Most Often Needed In End Of Marriage Settlement
No end exists to the variety of issues requiring determination for people facing the end of a marriage. The following are the key aspects to be decided on by the parties in an amicable divorce. You need agreement to proceed with this process. Consequently, once these terms are reached, your divorce can be solidified with a separation agreement and / or a application for divorce. The types of issues we deal with vary widely. For example, some of the ones we see include:
- Division of assets;
- Who keeps the matrimonial home;
- Division of debts;
- Who keeps any pets you own; and lastly
- Child custody and access.
Make An Informed Choice Through The Process
We understand and respect that many people going through an amicable divorce will make compromises to reach a fair settlement in a friendly way. This is true when a couple has children or simply want to move on with their respective lives. In make those decisions, it is important to learn what your legal position is. Even though you are making divorce decisions without lawyer representation, it is very important to know what rights and obligations you have. Many people chose to have a one time consultation with a family lawyer. At this consultation, you learn what your true legal position is. Consultations regarding these jointly decided divorces usually last one to one and a half hours. The cost for this consultation is low and there are no ongoing obligations to the lawyer.
The Amicable Divorce Process
Clearly the key element to an amicable divorce is determining the above terms. Once in place, you have one of two avenues to proceed down. The first is to have a separation agreement prepared and executed. This contractually binds the parties to the terms of the amicable divorce. The divorce, when started, will have these same terms in it. The advantage to this process is that the parties are now bound to those terms. Amicable divorces can take several months to process. The proceed allows these advantages because this type of divorce is done without a court appearance. Further, a divorce can only be granted a year after the parties have been living separate and apart. In this time, emotions can change and an amicable divorce can become less friendly.
The second route is to proceed right to the amicable divorce process. This means that we submit the divorce directly based on the terms that you have reached. Lastly, in order for divorce processing in an amicable fashion, agreement on all key elements of the divorce must exist as between both parties.
Starting The Amicable Divorce Using Our Firm
Understand your options on how to save stress, time and money when you face the end of a marriage. We let you know if the process is right for you. If you want more information on amicable divorces, or want to start the process, call today. We offer reasonable flat rates for amicable divorces. Call now….. You can reach us in Calgary at 403-225-8810 or toll-free at 1-877-225-8817, or
email us directly here.