Hello, my name is Brian Galbraith, I’m the owner of Galbraith Family Law. We’re a law firm of divorce lawyers located in Barrie, Orillia and Newmarket, Ontario. How to obtain your uncontested divorce Well, an uncontested divorce is the final step in the dissolution of your marriage. Usually we don’t proceed with the divorce until all of the other divorce related issues are resolved. So, those issues might involve the children, such as custody and access or child support, spousal support, division of property or equalization of property. Once those issues are resolved then there should be no contest, there should be no fight.
In other words, and the divorce can be obtained as a matter of course. Usually those divorce related issues that I listed are resolved by way of a separation agreement through negotiations but sometimes we have to go to court to ask a judge to resolve the divorce related issues. So, once those are resolved, documents are filed at court, they’re served on your spouse and the divorce can proceed. It’s just a matter of documents being filed with the judge. You don’t actually have to appear before a judge to obtain an.
Uncontested divorce. In our county a divorce usually takes six to nine months to obtain. There are some reprieve requirement that you need to meet before you can obtain a divorce. First, you have to have been married. You can’t get a divorce or you don’t need to obtain a divorce if your relationship was a commonlaw relationship, so you have to have been formally married before you need to obtain a divorce. The second requirement is that either you or your spouse must be living in Ontario and have been living here for at least one year.
Obtaining an Uncontested Divorce in Ontario
Prior to the date you filed for your divorce. Also, when you’re filing for the divorce you file at the courthouse where one of you is residing, in the area where one of you is residing. Perhaps the most important requirement to obtain the divorce is that there needs to be proper child support being paid, in accordance with the child support guidelines. So, the only exception to that is if there is some other direct benefit being transferred to the children. So, for example, if the payer of child support has transferred their interest in the equity of the matrimonial home to the.
Recipient probably a judge would say that is beneficial to the children and that’s good enough and the judge will let the divorce proceed. So, you either have to be paying in accordance with the child support guidelines of proper level of support or paying in a different direct way to the benefit of the children in order to obtain a divorce. So, some people say why get a divorce. Well, that’s a good question. The answer is that there is a sense of closure when you obtain that divorce. It means that it’s finally over.
That may not mean a lot to you right now but when you start dating, I’ll tell you, potential new partners are not too impressed if you’re still married. Since it takes six to nine months to obtain a divorce, it’s better just to proceed with it and get it done now so that there’s no barriers to any future romantic relations. So, if you need some help with your uncontested divorce, we’re pleased to help you. We do dozens and dozens of divorces every year. If you see at the bottom of this our website, it’s galbraithfamilylaw.