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How to Navigate Your Divorce

What is the difference between contested and uncontested divorce? Will you have to go to trial? What will happen if your spouse doesn’t respond when you file for divorce? These are all topics addressed in our Divorce Help Centre, plus many others. Since 1994, Feldstein Family Law Group P.C. has served clients across Ontario in all types of divorce and family law proceedings. We know the complex issues that face any person filing for divorce, and we know the law. We are committed to sharing this knowledge with others to help them navigate the troubled waters of divorce. Should you require legal counsel, we will be happy to discuss our unbundled legal services with you so you can determine how to best utilize our firm.

Quick Questions

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Divorce in Ontario?

No two divorces are the same, which means that the costs of your divorce will vary, such as attorney fees, child support orders, and spousal support orders (if applicable). But as a quick reference, here is a breakdown of basic court fees for divorce in Ontario:

  • Total – $583.70
    • Filing an Application of Divorce – $157
    • Search Registry Fee – $10
    • Process Server Fee – $64.20
    • Motion for Judgment Fee – $280
    • Court Clerk Fee (for Filing Attendances) – $53.50
    • Final Certificate of Divorce (Optional) – $19.00

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in Ontario?

In Ontario, you cannot file an application of divorce until you and your spouse have been separated for at least 1 year. It takes a minimum of 31 days after an order has been made for the divorce to take effect.

If you are basing your divorce on the grounds of adultery or cruelty and the court is satisfied that the grounds exist, then your divorce could be granted immediately.

In general, a simple divorce can be completed in 4 to 6 months when matters such as custody hearings and property division are taken into account; however, contested and complicated divorces that involve courtroom litigation can take longer. It is always in your best interests to consult a divorce lawyer so that your best interests are protected.

Can I Get a Divorce in Ontario Without a Lawyer?

You are not required to be represented by a lawyer in order to file for divorce; however, the divorce process is not a simple one. Having the professional counsel and representation of a divorce lawyer can help ensure that your rights are always protected, that all the necessary steps are taken on time, and that your divorce case progresses as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Review our help centre articles below to learn more about divorce! Do you need more personalized answers from a divorce lawyer in Ontario? Call us at (905) 581-7222 for a free in-office consultation to find out how we can help.

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    Anna Troitschanski joined the team at Feldstein Family Law Group, P.C. in 2012. Prior to that, she practised Family Law at a boutique Newmarket firm. Her experience covers all areas of divorce and family law, including custody and access, child support, spousal support, and division of property.
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    Veronica Yeung joined the Feldstein Family Law Group, P.C. as a summer student in 2014 and returned as an articling student in 2015. Following her call to the Ontario Bar in June 2016, Veronica was welcomed to the team as an associate lawyer.

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    Shana joined Feldstein Family Law Group P.C. as an articling student in 2017. Following her call to the Ontario Bar in June 2018, Shana was welcomed back to the firm as an associate. While completing her articles, Shana assisted with legal matters covering all areas of family law.

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    Shazia Hafiji joined Feldstein Family Law Group P.C. as a summer student in 2016 and returned as an articling student in 2017. Following her Call to the Ontario Bar in 2018, Shazia returned to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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    Lucy D’Ercole joined Feldstein Family Law Group P.C. as a summer student in 2017 and returned as an articling student in 2018, during which she gained valuable experience in all areas of family law. Following her call to the Ontario Bar in 2019, Lucy was welcomed back to the firm as an associate lawyer.
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