For the first time in Canadian history, there are more unmarried people than legally married people aged 15 and over in this country. That info is actually a couple of years old.Nevertheless, there's no need to fight about it anymore. Other than a few sentimental items, it should be a pretty standard operation. With around 71,000 divorces in Canada annually, you'd think we would have a solid template by now. That means in the last 10 years, we have had 710,000 practice runs at this. Yet lawyers are still getting rich off of feuding couples.
I've been through it twice myself so take my advice; all you need is an impartial, experienced mediator. And It'll be a lot less costly than a lawyer. Hell, I'll do it for $100.00 flat! Meet with him and listen to what he says then act on it. Period. Why is it that all of a sudden you want to screw someone over that you once loved anyway?
It's time to start thinking about an exit strategy before you even go in. If you're married or thinking about it, you're probably going to be divorced some day, so why not plan properly and save yourself a lot of money and hardship. The average time for a mediated case to be completed is 110 days compared with 435 days for court cases.
In the new world, all marriages will require a signed exit strategy and divorce will not be heard in court.
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!