A divorce is the formal, legal termination of a marriage, granted by the Superior Court or Unified Family Court. The links below will walk you through the process of applying for a divorce when there are contested issues (property division, support, child custody and access, etc.), or responding to such an Application for divorce.
If you are seeking a divorce only (a “simple divorce”), and no other relief from the court (such as child custody or access, support, or property division), you can proceed by way of a Form 8A: Application.
Here are instructions for obtaining a divorce with other contested issues:
- Form 8: Application: Information on Filing for Divorce
- Form 10: Answer: Information on Responding to a Divorce Application.
- What to do if the other party does not file an Answer
Note that all court forms referred to in this section are available from the Ontario government by clicking here.
Get additional information and answers to your divorce-related questions by calling (905) 581-7222. Our Ontario divorce lawyers are here to help!