Kevin Greenard: Financial considerations when ending a marriage: After the separation agreement
This article assumes that couples whose relationship has already either come to a written agreement on financial matters or, if they could not come to an agreement, have obtained an order from either the Supreme Court or Provincial Court of B.C. Both the Provincial Court and the Supreme Court can make orders about child and spousal support. Only the Supreme Court can make orders about property division and divorce.
Kevin Greenard: Financial considerations when ending a marriage: Creating a departure plan
Last week, we talked about the importance of hiring a good lawyer when planning to end a marriage. In conjunction with meeting with a lawyer, I recommend mapping out your tentative plans immediately following separation. You should plan for about three to six months living expenses post separation. These funds should be in an individual bank account that you know you will be able to access and pay the necessary bills.