There are over 5,000 contested divorce cases in BC (2010/2011)* and the average cost of divorce in Canada is $16,000**.
Ouch! While those numbers might be a shocker, the average cost of divorce doesn’t account for the complete costs incurred. What about the amount of time spent going through the litigation process, the emotional turmoil your family experiences, time away from work, and how the experience impacts your parenting?
Don’t allow the average cost of divorce stop you from divorcing if you need to. Staying in an unsupportive or violent relationship, or separating without a legally binding agreement that could help you better care for your children isn’t worth mountains of unhappiness, stress, and resentment. There are ways to separate and divorce without it costing you your life’s savings.