Once you and your spouse decide that your marriage is over, there are ways to make the divorce process less stressful. One of those ways is by negotiating the legalities. It's likely an emotional time for you both with perhaps some less-than-positive emotions. However, by communicating your wishes to each other -- either face to face, on the phone or through emails -- you might save a lot of time, costs and possible anxiety. You can do this with a mediator if being alone together is too emotionally volatile.
Most Ontario parents want what is best for their children. This concern often continues even in the event of a separation or divorce. More and more couples are choosing to avoid litigation and opt for mediated or collaborative divorces, which are mostly amicable, and most parents will do whatever they can to maintain loving parent-child relationships throughout the proceedings and beyond.