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Old 01-04-2006, 04:13 PM
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Question Hi all, I'm new and have a question

Hello everyone,

I've been surfing the net for quite awhile trying to locate an answer to this question:

My ex-husband and I are both Canadians, we were married in New York State and then moved to the US for a couple of years. We are now back in Canada and have been separated for over two years. (no kids)

I'm now considering a divorce and would like to ask the forum members if you may know or could direct me if Canada/US have any agreements regarding divorce.

As our assets, etc have been already taken care of, there is only the 'paper' portion left to finalize.

For financial reasons, I am trying to provide most of the leg work and perhaps have the 'papers' notarized instead of retaining a lawyers services

Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 01-04-2006, 04:30 PM
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NorthwestBC,

The Divorce Act(Canada) is a federal statute and any jurisdiction or province in Canada can hear your application for divorce. The requirement is that you have to be a resident for at least a year in the specific jurisdiction that the application is made for divorce.

The Divorce Act(Canada) can be found here.

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/D-3.4/49354.html

Please read this thread which also deals with same.

http://www.ottawadivorce.com/forum/f3/ontario-quebec-laws-354/
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:28 PM
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Smile Thank you

Thank you, Logical for responding so quickly, I had tried a few times through Yahoo search to bring up the Act but had been unsuccessful and unexpectly accessed this forum.

While I'm here though, I'll have a look around. I have read a few threads and it reads like this is a very supportive group of folks.

Thanks Again,
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:28 PM
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Yes, this forum is excellent. I know you will find some extremely helpful advice.

I am constantly learnings from the many experts that visit this forum
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