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April 2014 Archives

Infidelity and the role it plays in divorce

It has been said that you shouldn't stray from your relationship unless you are prepared to accept the consequences if you're found out.  It really is no suprise to most people in Calgary that infidelity is often the straw that breaks the camel's back when it comes to ending a relationship. Though some who are able to make open relationships and marriages work, most people are unwilling to allow a partner to have relationships outside of the marriage. Consequently, when many people discover that their partners have been cheating, they file for divorce.

Eschewing the term 'divorce' as Canadian marriages change

Go back 60 years and the idea of marriage was relatively uniform: a man and a woman would marry, often in their 20s; have children; and remain married until one spouse died. Of course, there were exceptions to this formula, but most households in Calgary of that generation were based on marriages that were very similar. Things have certainly changed: from same-sex marriages to the rise in common-law relationships to individuals marrying and divorcing several times over.

Prenuptial agreements prior to second marriages

It is not a surprise that many marriages in Canada fail. There is nothing wrong with a Calgary couple breaking up and divorcing when they realise they are not right for each other, and for some newly singly individuals, it may be a while before they choose to date again. When they finally do choose to date, move in with or marry a new partner, there are often far more complexities with the situation than their first marriages.

Resolving family law disputes outside of court

Even for the most agreeable of couples, divorce can be difficult. While there need not always be animosity or feelings of betrayal, it is not uncommon for men and women to be upset with the situation and themselves. Many people somehow see divorce as a personal failing; that, if they had done better, they might still be happily married. These feelings are natural, but they only make divorce or any kind of separation harder.

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