The “Good Divorce”

June 27, 2016
Leisha Murphy

Is there such thing as a “good divorce”? Globe and Mail writer Zosia Bielski suggests there can be in her recent article, Divorcing with dignity: How modern exes are treating a split as an awakening.

In this June 2016 piece, Bielski offers stories of both real-life and celebrity exes who are “re-envisioning divorce in hopes of splitting with dignity” and offers helpful emotional and practical “best practice” tips for harmonious post-divorce relations, including:

We really appreciated the optimistic perspective offered in this piece – very refreshing.

It also caused us to reflect on the fact that involving lawyers in your separation and having an amicable divorce are not mutually exclusive. Collaborative Divorce is very much centered on helping a family move through the transition of a separation together, not at odds. And even when separating spouses are not formally participating in the Collaborative process, a family lawyer can provide expertise and clarity around issues such as property division, spousal and child support that can help people make informed decisions after a relationship ends. Seeing a lawyer does not need to be intimidating or a signal of all out war — it can be as simple as understanding your available options and how to proceed through the process.

Something to think about…

Leisha Murphy
Leisha Murphy
Partner (Vancouver)
Connect Family Law

Leisha has practised exclusively in the area of family law since being called to the British Columbia Bar in 2010. Before opening Connect Family Law in 2015, she practiced in the family law group of a leading British Columbia law firm.