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  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially announced that he will be getting a divorce from his wife of 18 years, Sophie Trudeau. According to reports, the split is mutual. Thankfully, the Prime Minister won’t be dealing with a lengthy or contested battle because the PM’s office has already confirmed that both parties have signed a legal separation agreement.

    Justin and Sophie have three children together who are ages 15, 14, and 9.

    Thankfully, Justin and Sophie have both said that they will strive to remain a close family with deep love and respect. The duo was married in 2005, and they have both agreed to continue to make public appearances together. It says a lot that Sophie is willing to continue to support Justin’s career and Justin will continue to support his family.

    While Sophie will still be in the public space, she will no longer have any official duties for the Canadian government. She also will no longer get government assistance when making these appearances.

    While the family will keep the public updated, they’re also asking for a certain level of privacy for the well-being of their three children.

    Navigating Your Divorce

    Are you currently considering getting divorced from your long-term partner? If so, then it might be in your best interests to discuss your separation with a divorce attorney. Going through a separation is an extremely emotional situation, yet you don’t want these temporary emotions to sway your ability to make wise long-term decisions regarding the split.

    Having a good legal representative on your side will help you avoid making hasty or emotional decisions. Your lawyer will inform you and help you weigh out the consequences and benefits of your choices. Even better, they’ll make sure you consider all the various factors that might impact your future.

    If you and your partner are on good terms and agree on how to split up marital assets, create a child care plan, and allocate financial assets and debts, then you may not need a lawyer.

    In most circumstances, though, it’s best to discuss everything with a lawyer even when you and your partner are on good terms. The decisions you make during your divorce could have long-term impacts on your future, and you may not have considered everything you need to.

    With that in mind, you may want to hold off on signing anything or officially agreeing to any divorce terms until you have a lawyer review it. Even in the case of Justin and Sophie’s split, both parties surely hired legal experts to go over their separation agreement terms before they each respectively signed the papers. Justin and Sophie are, so far, showing us exactly how a divorce should be handled – with grace and mutual respect.

    If you’re in New York or a nearby city, then we’d like to hear from you. Our attorneys are prepared to help you navigate your divorce no matter how complex your situation feels. Leave your contact information on our online form now to schedule a consultation with our office.

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