Frequently Asked Questions

It is important to check your State’s local requirements related to filing an application and serving notice to your spouse.

Generally, once you have filed a Complaint in Court and served your Spouse with a copy, the divorce process has already commenced. You have formally asked the Court to dissolve your marriage.

Generally, a divorce takes effect 31 days after the Court grants the divorce. You can request a divorce certificate confirming the divorce and the date it took effect.

You must submit an application to a Court in the province or territory where you or your spouse resides.

Note that Divorce application forms and procedures vary from one province and territory to another.

The Divorce Act addresses child support, spousal support, and parenting arrangements for Children in divorce cases.

The federal law that applies in Canada is The Divorce Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.)