Divorce Archive

Divorce Canada

"What are the grounds for a divorce in Canada?" The Canada Divorce Act recognises three grounds for a divorce: adultery, cruelty and being separated for one

Divorce Costs and Timing

"How much will my divorce cost?" The cost of your divorce depends on the complexity of your case and on how well you and your former

6 Divorce Threats — And Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Them

Divorce is messy, no doubt about it. When a relationship ends, it’s not unusual for people to say things without thinking. So it’s not surprising that

Common Canadian Divorce Laws Myths

Myth: To speed up the Canadian divorce process, moving out as soon as possible is a good idea. Truth: No matter how bad things are at

4 Ways to Avoid a Messy Divorce

Although all divorces are painful, there are steps you can take to make your divorce more civilized. It is important, especially where child custody issues are


If you’re considering ending your marriage, learning to speak the “language” of divorce in Canada is an important first step. Below you will find a brief

Getting a Divorce in Ontario

“How do I go about getting a divorce in Ontario?” There are 5 basic steps to getting a divorce in Ontario. These steps are: 1. The

Uncontested Divorce

From: Jeffrey Behrendt Subject: Your Uncontested Divorce Dear Friend, If you and your spouse have separated, you may want to get a divorce and move on

Severing Your Divorce from the Other Issues

Many people don’t seem to know that they can obtain a divorce without resolving all the financial and child custody issues of their divorce case. This

FAQs about same sex issues

What is the status of gay and lesbian marriages? The Supreme Court of Canada has now decided that it is legal in all of Canada to

Jewish Divorce – Get or Ghet

Under traditional Jewish law, for a couple to obtain a divorce, the husband must give the wife a bill of divorce, known as a Get or

The End of No-Fault Divorce? The Leskun Case

The Supreme Court of Canada released the Leskun decision today: http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/2298/index.do In this case, the husband had an affair that led to the end of the

Validity of Marriage Contracts

Hartshorne is the 2003 Supreme Court of Canada Case about the validity of marriage contracts. The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments on Thursday, November

Family Law Alert Newsletter

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Family Law and Divorce Resources

If you’re reading this blog, you probably realize that pretty much anything you need is on the interent. However, it’s not always easy to find things.

Top 10 Signs That A Technology Geek’s Marriage is in Trouble

Can you spot a loopy piece of code faster than a speeding bullet? Can you create security systems more powerful than a locomotive? Can you leap

Alabama Family Law Blog

I recently discovered an interesting new blog – the Alabama Family Law Blog. This is produced by the Mobile, Alabama firm of Sherman & Jeffries, LLC.

Divorce and Bankruptcy

The intersection between family law and bankruptcy is fairly complicated. If you’re faced with that situation, it definitely makes sense to retain a lawyer who is

Divorce Legal Fees

Sigrent wrote a comment on divorce legal fees in the forums. He complains about how high legal fees are, and then offers some proposals for ensuring

Welcome to the Ottawa Divorce Blog!

Welcome to my new divorce blog. I hope to make this a valuable addition to my website, providing you with divorce information, help and support. Please


"What is an annulment?" An annulment is a declaration that an apparently valid marriage is void. "Is this the same as a religious annulment?" No. Religious

Wills & Ontario Family Law

Please note that this page only applies to Ontario family law. Each province’s laws regarding wills are different. The first important point is that wills are