Ontario Family Law Podcast

Ontario Family Law Podcast

55 - Can You Get Divorced in Canada?

Ontario Family Law Podcast

55- Can you get divorced in Canada?

A lot of people either come to Canada married to someone else, or leave Canada to get married and then come back.  When problems develop in their marriage, they wonder if they can get divorced in here, or if they have to go back to where they were married. Sometimes the spouse still lives abroad, which raises the question as to whether Canada can grant the divorce, or the other country must. This episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast explains when spouses can get divorced in Canada, and when they cannot.

If you were married outside of Canada, or your spouse currently lives outside of Canada, this podcast explains what you need to do to get your divorce. The explanation includes what determines in which country spouses can get their divorce and what criteria they have to meet to get their divorce in Canada.  It also explains the steps for getting a divorce in Canada when one spouse lives somewhere else, as well as going over how Ontario Family Courts will make orders for separated couples for things like parenting, child custody, child support, spousal support and property division -  even when a divorce is not possible. 

If you enjoyed this episode, you will want to check out these ones:

1.    Separation and First Decisions

2.    Deciding How to Resolve Matters After Separation

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

9.    How is Property Divided After a Marriage in Ontario

10.  Child Support - Who Pays and How Much?

26.  Immigration Law Consequences of Separation and Divorce

40.  How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

42.  How to Get a "Legal Separation" in Ontario 

51.  Who Pays the Costs of an Ontario Divorce?

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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.”

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