A divorce decree granted by a court is the last step in the process of ending your divorce. In Ontario, a couple can divorce if they have been separated for one year, if there is proof of adultery, or if one partner subjected the other to physical or mental cruelty.
If there is a settlement agreement that has been signed by both spouses, you can apply for a divorce decree. No agreement is necessary if there are no children, but it is always recommended. Then, after waiting 31 days, the court will grant the divorce decree. This is an important legal document that should be kept in a safe place; for example, you will need it to be issued a marriage license if you ever decide to remarry.
Divorce is challenging for everyone: You, your spouse, your children and even your family and friends.
You want someone strong standing in your corner to protect your rights and those of your children in this difficult time. So, you need a divorce lawyer who understands what you are going through and has a wide range of experience in all of the negotiation and litigation scenarios that emerge.
We are well-known for our work in all aspects of divorce that lead up to the final decree: An equitable division of property, child custody and access, spousal and child support, the separation agreement, restraining orders and the Family Responsibility Office, which we often recommend using as a “gatekeeper” in a divorce.
We’ve also helped couples who can agree on their own about the terms of their separation agreement, as well as explore alternatives to court.
Our priority always is to protect the interests our clients. We keep you informed as the process moves along, and ensure that it is transparent so that we can help you make the best decisions during a difficult period.
Each member of our team answers your questions and addresses your concerns clearly to bring about a resolution so you can move forward with the next stage of your life.
We stand up for you during this difficult time because family is important to you and me.
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