Truths About The Separation and Divorce Process in Ontario You Never Realized!
I’m about to tell you about another big misunderstanding or misconception in the separation and divorce process.
When you understand the real truth about these misunderstandings and misconceptions, you’ll really get ahead on protecting your family law rights and solving your family law issues.
Hi, my name is Thomas O’Malley. I’m an experienced family lawyer in Durham Region and the GTA.
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The second big misconception is the idea that your separation or divorce will be quick and easy.
I hear this from many clients. It’s understandable in a way. Many clients think that their separation or divorce should be easy since they have probably discussed some of the issues with their former spouse.
However, this is the reality of the situation. Like any good family lawyer, I have to tell my clients their legal rights after I have had an in-depth discussion with them about their own situation.
When you start discussing the various issues in a client’s case, they begin to realize that there is much more going on than they had anticipated.
For example, there are specific ways to deal with the property issues in your separation or divorce.
Many people believe you simply split everything in half. That’s just not the case according to Ontario family law. As a separated spouse, you are entitled to many important deductions and exclusions that didn’t even consider when you were first thinking about the property issues.
A separated spouse often thinks that they and their former spouse have reached an agreement on the family law issues in their case.
Then I review my client’s ideas in detail and often they have missed some key points that must be put in the agreement to protect their family law rights.
When I made these changes, I send the agreement to my client’s former spouse and I hear absolutely nothing.
First, my client did not realize that their understanding of the agreement and their former spouse’s thoughts on some important points in the agreement are quite different.
The other spouse can also easily realize that they need to see a family lawyer to review the agreement. Often, their lawyer will advise them that there are changes required in the agreement. Then the real negotiating starts!
Finally, the former spouse can easily change their mind for whatever reason about the alleged agreement or they might have simply been fooling my client about agreeing to the settlement since they only wanted my client to leave them alone.
In any event, most cases do settle with a written separation agreement or court settlement. However, it is never as easy as family law clients think it is.
I will discuss some more serious misconceptions about the separation and divorce process in the next video.
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