What is an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce takes less time to complete. Provided both you and your spouse believe divorce is the best solution, you can apply as soon as your marriage breaks down. Uncontested divorces are a no-fault option. They eliminate time-consuming or upsetting court hearings when you both just want to go on with your lives.
Compared to going to court, you may be surprised at how long uncontested divorces take. As long as you live separately and apart for at least a year, a simple divorce takes just four to six months to complete. Your divorce application is reviewed by an Ontario family court judge and unless they have questions, quickly approved. Your divorce takes effect 31 days after the divorce order is issued. That gives you more time to spend with family or partners because your divorce is over and done with.
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Our family lawyers file legal documents or answer court questions. We help you navigate through your domestic legal issue with ease.
Documents We Need
Axess Law will ask you for two pieces of ID. Proving your identity is obligatory to prevent fraud. You may use either two pieces of primary ID or one primary and one secondary ID. These include:
- Driver’s license
- Canadian passport
- Ontario photo card
- Canadian citizenship card with photo
- PR card with photo
Draft a parenting plan agreeing to parent time and decision-making responsibility for minor or dependant children with your spouse. This would also include how you will support your children financially, including expenses like extracurricular activities.
Separation Agreements and Parenting
Separation Agreement Checklist for Ontario
A formal separation agreement in Ontario for filing in family court must:
- have detailed disclosure of assets, debts, and liabilities
- be signed by both parties and witnessed
- be made voluntarily, without duress
- be accompanied by independent legal advice certificates
- include information on decisions you have made, such as child custody, access,
- spousal support, child support payments, and dividing shared property
- and can determine who lives in a family or matrimonial home.
What Can a Family Lawyer Help Me With?
Axess Law makes a difficult time easier by:
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Applying for divorce can be costly or cause relationship issues you’d rather avoid. An uncontested divorce simply may not work for you if:
- your spouse committed adultery
- or you experienced physical or mental cruelty.
Proving adultery or cruelty allegations can cause disputes that make it harder to settle your differences. If that’s the case or your spouse doesn’t want a divorce, contested divorce or legal separation are alternatives.