Ontario Family Law Podcast

Ontario Family Law Podcast

72 - Why a Judge Might Refuse to Grant Your Divorce

Ontario Family Law Podcast

72 - Why Would a Judge Refuse to Grant a Divorce?

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Getting an uncontested or simple divorce is thought by many to be a straightforward process.  As a result many people who try to do their divorce on their own are surprised when a judge refuses to grant the divorce. There is no absolute right to a divorce. Ontario Family Law sets out several reasons that a judge must refuse to grand a divorce, even when the couple needs it quickly to get remarried to new partners. They range from child support problems, to service issues, to attempts at fraud, to problems with a religions divorce, to the spouses not being entitled to get divorced in Ontario, to several more reasons.  It is important that separated spouses who want a divorce, know all the reasons that compel a judge to refuse that divorce, so they are not stuck rescheduling a wedding or having other problems  

In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains reasons that a judge can refuse a divorce to help separated couples succeed in becoming divorced.  This episode is critical for all separated couples who want to get a divorce, particularly those that are trying to get an uncontested divorce on their own, so that they can avoid the problems that can keep them from getting divorced. 


If you found this episode helpful, check out these other episodes on similar topics:

67 - How Long Does It Take To Get Divorced in Ontario?

56 - Will my Ex Get My House If I Divorce?

55 - Can You Get Divorced in Canada?

51 - Who Pays the Cost of an Ontario Divorce?

44 - Can You Be Better Off Financially If You Divorce? 

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

11 - Child Support’s Special and Extraordinary Expenses

10 - Child Support in Ontario/Canada: Who Pays and How Much?

3 - Divorce - What Does It Mean? How Do I Get One? 

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Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form.

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