Divorce doesn't have to be expensive and complicated.
DivorceOnline.ca can give you a reliable and affordable alternative to high priced lawyer fees and mind-numbing do-it-yourself divorce kits.
Our experienced team of legal professionals have prepared thousands of Canadian divorce papers which the courts have accepted in every province and territory (excluding Quebec).
If you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of your divorce - you need to consult a lawyer. However, if you are among the 90% of Canadians whose divorce is uncontested, our service is exactly what you are looking for.
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Lawyer fees will cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Why incur unnecessary debt or added financial stress if you don't have to? Only people who cannot agree to terms, can't find their spouse, or feel unsure of their legal rights and responsibilities, need to hire a law firm.
Do-it-yourself divorce kits are cheaper but most people find them extremely complicated and very time consuming. Even for an uncontested divorce the courts may require more than a dozen different documents. Many of these are several pages in length. Why spend days figuring out what papers you need, how to fill them out, and what to do with them all on your own? We can help you with all of that and more.
Other online divorce options, require you to download and mail or fax a multi-paged order form.
In the end no matter which method you chose you will end up just as divorced. The only question is how much of your time and money will it cost you?Start Now
We have experience preparing documents in every province and territory you see on that map. We strictly follow the provincial guidlines for divorce documents so you don't have to worry about it.
When it comes time to file your documents, if you ever run into problems, we will perform an unlimited number of revisions to the documents for free. That's how confident we are that we can provide you with the documents you need!
If your divorce is uncontested, our documents will be accepted by the courts all across Canada.
Couples Married Outside of Canada
Most often, the place of marriage does not determine where you file for divorce. What matters is your current place of residence, and the length of time you have lived there. If you, or your spouse reside, in a Canadian province, and have lived there for longer than 12 consecutive months, either of you can file for divorce in that province.
Couples with Children
As long as you and your spouse agree on the parenting and child support arrangements, our documents will work for you.
We've successfully helped many same-sex couples in Canada file for divorce. In fact, if you were married in Canada but reside in a part of the world that does not recognize same-sex marriage, we we can still help you! The Canadian government recently passed a law allowing for you to file for divorce in the Canadian province in which you were married, even if you are not currently residing in that province.
Common Law Couples
Ending a common law relationship does not require a divorce. However, we do offer a do-it-yourself separation agreement kit that can assist with the division of assets, debts, support, etc. You can CLICK HERE to purchase the separation agreement kit.
Our fee is just $249. For this you receive a complete set of Canada divorce papers. These are professionally prepared based on your specific circumstances and backed by unlimited customer support and a 100% money-back guarantee. This is a one-time charge per divorce, not per spouse. In other words, each spouse does not need his or her own set of divorce forms - one set is enough.
Our fee is payable in Canadian dollars and includes all applicable taxes. Comparable services offered by US-based companies sometimes use out of date forms and procedures. Some other Canadian companies charge additional fees for some important documents. By using our Canadian service you will get just as divorced, just as quick and save yourself a lot of money. We will never charge you more than our single $249 fee no matter how much help you need.
We provide the forms and instructions for a comprehensive legal separation agreement. While you don't need a written separation agreement to get a divorce, it is a good idea to use one to set out the terms of your agreement with your spouse about child care, child support, or the division of matrimonial property.
Some of our customers already have one, and others don't need it, but for those who want one we provide a comprehensive legal separation agreement do-it-yourself kit at no extra cost.
This is not just a couple of pages consisting mostly of blank lines. This is an actual separation template used by lawyers to draft agreements for which they charge thousands of dollars. Our forms are fully editable and packed with optional wording to help you say exactly what you want to say concerning your agreement.
If you just need the agreement and not a divorce you can CLICK HERE to purchase the separation agreement kit alone, without our divorce document assembly service, for just $49. Remember, a separation agreement does not end your marriage - only a divorce can do that.
To use our service there must be no disputes with your spouse about
- the children (parenting arrangements and support)
- spousal support
- division of property
If some of these matters are still in dispute you need to get them settled one way or another before using our service (we recommend using mediation).
Also, to use our service you, or your spouse, must have lived in one Canadian province or territory (except Quebec, or PEI) for at least the past 12 months and must continue to reside there until your divorce papers are filed with the court. The other spouse can live anywhere in the world, so long as one meets the Canadian resident criteria.
The most commonly used grounds for divorce is separation for one year. This is the only grounds for divorce for which we will prepare documents. (The other grounds are cruelty or adultery but our service does not cover these.)
We will provide you with all the documents and instructions you will need to obtain your divorce. These instructions will deal with filing your documents with the court office, serving your spouse (if necessary), and obtaining your divorce judgment and final divorce certificate. For some further details follow this link for more about how to use our documents to obtain a divorce in Canada.
Normally you need an address so you can serve documents on your spouse. First try searching on www.Canada411.com. If that doesn't work you can hire a process server to find your spouse and serve the documents. If this fails you will need to hire a lawyer to obtain a court order allowing for some form of substituted service (such as serving the documents on another close relative of your spouse).
No. Your spouse will know nothing of the divorce documents until you notify them. The only time we would ever contact your spouse is if you specifically asked us to send emails to both of you.
A separation agreement is a legally binding contract between spouses (married or common-law) or ex-spouses setting out the terms of their relationship after separation. A separation agreement often deals with how property (and debts) will be divided between the spouses, spousal support, parenting arrangements and child support.
A separation agreement is a requirement if filing for divorce in Nova Scotia using our service.
In all other provinces, we can't advise you about whether you should have a separation agreement - that would be legal advice. However, we can tell you that you can use our service to obtain a divorce without a separation agreement as long as you already have one, or you are content not to deal with the division of property or debts. If you do want to deal with property or debts, then you need a separation agreement too. When you order our divorce document assembly service you are also entitled to receive a comprehensive legal serparation agreement package - a fully editable, do-it-yourself kit with complete instructions in multiple formats (Microsoft Word and RTF) for no extra charge.
If you only want the separation agreement package but not the divorce document assembly service, the charge is $49. You can order the separation agreement package here. Or you can read more details about the separation agreement package here.
Yes, but there is a time limit in most provinces for how long you can wait. For example, in Ontario you have to settle the property division within 2 years of your divorce date, 6 years of your separation, and 6 months of your spouse's death. Make sure you don't exceed these time limits before settling the property issues.
There are really just three options open to you if you want a divorce. Option #1 is to use a cheap divorce kit and try to do it yourself. This is fine if you know what you are doing and/or have a great deal of time on your hands. This method is complicated and time-consuming. Most people who try this method end up quitting and opting for one of the other methods. If you agree with the old saying that "time is money", this is the most expensive option.
Option #2 is to hire a lawyer to process it for you. This relieves you of the work, but can be quite costly as lawyers may charge up to several thousand dollars for this service. If you cannot resolve your differences with your spouse, or you are unsure of your legal rights, you should hire a lawyer who can provide you with the legal advice and representation you require.
Option #3 is to use our service. The advantages are that you avoid almost all of the work (and time) in preparing the documents yourself, and you avoid almost all of the cost of hiring a lawyer. Our service is a convenient, affordable, middle ground. For about the cost of one hour with a lawyer we save you literally dozens of hours of work figuring out what documents you need, how to complete them and how to file them. Just print and file the documents we send you according to our instructions. And the best part is that we are always there to support you by answering questions about our service or to make any necessary revisions to your documents.
We are proud to offer unlimited customer support. By "unlimited" we mean:
Please just keep in mind that we simply cannot provide legal advice. You may ask whatever you like, but please understand that if it crosses into legal advice we will have to say so and suggest that you consult a lawyer in your jurisdiction about it.
In a joint application you and your spouse both ask the court for the divorce. You both need to sign the papers before one of you takes them to the court office (Note: In Alberta, both parties are required to attend the court house together. In any other province, either one of you can take the documents to the court office). There are fewer steps and so a joint application is slightly faster. The only drawbacks are A) if one spouse drags his/her feet and does not sign the documents or simply refuses to cooperate. or B) if you are filing in Alberta and both parties are not able or willing to attend the court office together when filing the documents.
With a sole application you ask the court for the divorce on your own. Your spouse does not need to sign anything unless there are children involved in which case s/he will still need to submit some financial documents proving his/her income for child support reasons. You will need to arrange for someone to officially deliver ("serve") the divorce documents on your spouse. This is an extra step, takes a little more time, and costs about $50-$75 if you get a professional process server to do it.
So, a joint application is faster and easier so long as both spouses agree to cooperate by signing the forms, but a sole application is better if you are unsure that your spouse will cooperate.
Our order forms allow you to pay using PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or even to pay directly from your bank account using Interac's online payment system.
Since all documents provided on this site are delivered by email, it is essential that the address you provide is correct. If it is incorrect, we will not be able to provide you with your documents, nor be able to contact you should we need further information. By entering your address twice, it ensures that you haven't accidentally mistyped your email address.
The federal government web site provides a pdf guide with information about when a child should be included as a child of the marriage. As it says, in some cases it depends on whether you and your spouse agree to include the child or not. Of course if you cannot agree you can argue it before a judge but remember that we do not prepare documents for cases where there are unresolved issues such as this.
Our fee is $249 for a complete set of divorce documents professionally prepared based on your specific circumstances and backed by unlimited customer support and a 100% money-back guarantee. We also include our free comprehensive legal separation agreement package upon request.
Our prices are in Canadian dollars and include all applicable taxes. Comparable services offered by US-based companies charge the same fees only in US dollars. By using our Canadian service you will get just as divorced, just as quick and save yourself about 25% of the cost.
From the time we receive your order it will take up to two business days for us to prepare and deliver (via email) your documents to you. Our holidays are: New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, the first Monday in August, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. If any of these fall on a weekend, then that Monday will be a holiday.
We encourage you to review your documents and make us aware of any necessary revisions. Then you can either print them yourself or ask us to send them to you via regular mail. Once you have the printed documents in hand you will need to file them at your nearest divorce court office according to our step-by-step instructions.
We suggest you allow 3 - 4 months from the date you file them to the date your divorce will become final. This allows time for the court office to obtain a divorce clearance certificate from Ottawa, time for certain mandatory waiting periods to expire, and time for the court office to actually process your paper work.
Throughout the process, if you have any questions about procedure or need any revisions made, we respond promptly to your email so that we can help keep the time required to finalize your divorce to a minimum.
There are several other reasons for you to feel confident entrusting us with this information. First, we are members of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can check their site for confirmation that we are who we say we are. Maintaining our A+ rating with the BBB is very important to us.
Second, if our credit card payment processor (Paymentech) was receiving complaints they would withdraw their services without which we would be unable to process credit cards. There are only two such credit card processing companies in Canada, the other one being Moneris. We bank with the Scotiabank and it is Paymentech which services Scotiabank's business clients.
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Also, we can assure you that the testimonials contained on our web site are all legitimate and unsolicited from some of our satisfied customers. DivorceOnline.ca has been in operation since 2003 and our market position is very important to us. We would not jeopardize it by defrauding our customers. We would be out of business in a very short time.
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In the 10 years we have been in operation, we have never failed to contact a customer within two business days, so if you have not heard from us, you can safely assume that there is something wrong with the email address you provided.
Before emailing us, perhaps the information you require can be found in our frequently asked questions. If not, please use the handy form below to request more information. Remember, we cannot give legal advice but we welcome the opportunity to tell you about our service.
If you are already a customer you can use this form to request any revisions to your documents at any time for no additional fee.
We guarantee that the divorce documents we provide will enable you to obtain an uncontested divorce in the province they are prepared for.
If you change your mind before we've started to prepare your documents - we will give you a full refund.
If you require changes to your divorce forms at any time, for any reason, we will make the necessary revisions - free of charge. If you change your mind about the details of your divorce, the information you provided, or even which province you want to file in, we will prepare the new divorce forms at your request - without any extra fee.
If we are unable to provide revised documents to the court's satisfaction, we will refund your payment in full.
Our reputation is critically important to our success and we intend to do everything reasonable to ensure that you become a satisfied customer. Our customer support is outstanding! You can expect a prompt and courteous reply to your questions at any time before or after you place your order.
Please realize that our services do not include legal advice, however we are more than happy to answer all your questions about our service and how to use the forms we prepare. We have prepared thousands of Canadian divorce papers and we stand behind our services with a 100% iron clad guarantee.
Why put things off a minute longer? $249 is the best price you'll be able to find, our service is guaranteed, and you'll have all the documents you need in 2 business days or less. Divorce is tough enough. Give yourself a break and ease some of the stress by letting us help you. Our experience and solid reputation will ensure that everything is done correctly.