Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Contested Divorce vs an Uncontested Divorce?

There are two types of divorce in Ontario; Contested and Uncontested Divorce. In most cases in ontario, people file for an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse are in agreement with everything and just need to file the appropriate paperwork then you need an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse are not in agreement with things like child custody, child support or property division, then you may want to speak to a certified family lawyer.

Do I need a separation agreement?

A separation agreement is not required to process your divorce however many people opt in to get one anyways. A separation agreement outlines all the terms of your divorce so there is no confusion down the road.

How long does it take?

Processing times vary from city to city and court to court. From our experience it can take anywhere from 3 months to 6 months to get the final divorce order.

How much does it cost?

The cost of divorce varies from case to case. Currently the mandatory government fee to process your divorce is $632. On top of the governement fee you will also need to pay for court processing and possibly serving your spouse with divorce papers.

What do I need to start my divorce?

In order to start your divorce you need to have an original marriage certificate. If you do not have your original marriage certificate we may need to order one for you. Additional fees may apply.

What is the difference between Joint Divorce and Sole Divorce?

Joint divorce is when you and your spouse are in agreement with everything and will sign the paperwork together. a sole divorce is when one party is initiating the divorce and must serve the other spouse with divorce papers.

Do I have to go to court?

No. You will not be required to go to court in front of a judge. Our process servers will go to court on your behalf and submit the necessary paperwork.

What is an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce is when both parties agree to all the terms of the divorce and there are no disputes such as property, child custody and child support.