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Streamlining Divorce: The Ins and Outs of Desk Order Divorce

Facing a divorce can be one of life’s most challenging journeys. Sometimes, it’s a path we never thought we’d tread. But here’s the truth: divorce is a reality for some, and when it happens, we are here to guide you.

What’s a Desk Order Divorce, you ask? It’s a streamlined process for uncontested divorces, aimed at making a difficult time a little bit easier. No blame, no drama, just a practical solution to move forward.

Below are some tips if you find yourself on this path.

  1. Consult with a family lawyer: Understand your rights, obligations, and specific considerations in your case. A lawyer can provide personalized advice based on your situation and ensure you are well-informed before proceeding.
  2. Gather Necessary Documents: Collect all necessary documents, including supporting information (title to property, proof of income, bank account information) and any relevant agreements such as a separation agreement or parenting plan.
  3. Disclosure of Financial Information: Be thorough in disclosing financial information. Ensure that all assets, debts, income, and expenses are accurately represented in the documents. Full and honest disclosure is crucial for a smooth divorce process.
  4. Communication with Spouse: Maintain open and clear communication with your spouse, especially if you are working together to reach agreements on issues such as support, parenting arrangement, and property division. Clear communication can help avoid unnecessary conflicts and delays.
  5. Consider Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution: If there are unresolved issues, consider engaging in mediation or alternative dispute resolution methods to reach agreements outside of court. This can often expedite the process and reduce costs.
  6. Maintain Professionalism: Throughout the process, maintain professionalism and civility, especially if there are disagreements. This approach can contribute to a smoother resolution and may have a positive impact on the court’s perception of your case.
  7. Stay Informed: Keep yourself informed about any changes to family law regulations or procedures in British Columbia. Laws and requirements can change, so staying updated is important.

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Melissa has 8+ years of combined Commercial, Business and Contract Law experience as In-House Counsel in manufacturing, health, real estate development, and broadcast communication industries. She is instrumental in developing strategies to minimize legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

She has 6+ years of Human Resources Management experience and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Her practice includes Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills & Estates and Real Estate & Conveyancing.

For fun, she visits ancient sites and ruins and belts out popular Broadway tunes.

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Northam Law is a boutique law firm offering advisory services in Real Estate Law and Conveyancing, Business Law, and Human Resources. Our practice areas also include Wills & Estates and Family Law. Notarization services are also available.

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