What is Divorce Counselling & Mediation?
Few people enter marriage expecting it to end in divorce. Yet in Canada nearly 40% of new marriages end in divorce. Whether it is common-law or marriage, divorce means child support, spousal support, and custody and parenting arrangements for children. These are important conversations to have, and counselling might be the perfect place for you to have them.
How Does Divorce Affect People?
Divorce can take a toll on you physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. Furthermore, divorce can have a big impact on your family, especially young children. It is important that if you are getting divorce you consider the factors that will be needed to ensure the best scenario for everyone involved. Counselling can be a non-judgemental place where you and your ex-partner can discuss future plans. At Freedom Counselling therapists are trained in the latest psychological research to ensure decisions are the best for the family and leave the least resentment between partners.
What is Divorce Counselling?
If you are thinking about divorce or currently involved in a divorce situation, counselling might be the best choice you ever made. Personally, it provides a space for you to explore all the different emotions you are feeling during this life changing time. If you are attending with your ex-partner, it can be a neutral place where you can talk about important issues such as childcare or the division of property. Divorce is expensive, but a contested divorce is much more expensive. Investing in counselling as a means of mediation could save your thousands in legal fees.
Department of Justice
For those who have not started the divorce process, this Government of Canada website is a good place to start. Find out more about divorce in Canada here.
Government of British Columbia
This provincial website has gives an overview of separation and divorce in British Columbia, as well as legal and social resources at your disposal. Read more by following this link.
For information regarding the psychological impacts of divorce and its impact on the person and family, read more here.