Divorce in Ontairo Cost

Uncontested Divorce in Ontario Cost

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We have a Transparent Fees Structure, Divorce in Ontario Cost $447 for Court Fees + Legal Fees $499 Basic Package or $750 for Complete Package.

Basic Package

$499.00

Flat Legal Fees + HST

Divorce in Ontario Cost $447 for Court Fees & $250 Cost for Process Server and File Mangement are not included.

 Divorce Consultation INCLUDED
Drafting all Divorce Paperwork INCLUDED
Court Filing NOT INCLUDED
Personal Service of Documents & Courier NOT INCLUDED
Filing Affidavit of Service in court NOT INCLUDED
Regular File follow Up every alternate week  in court NOT INCLUDED
Final Divorce Order NOT INCLUDED

Complete Package

$750.00

Flat Legal Fees + HST

Divorce in Ontario Cost $447 for Court Fees charged on a Divorce Application are not included.

 Divorce Consultation INCLUDED
Drafting all Divorce Paperwork INCLUDED
Court Filing INCLUDED
Personal Service of Documents & Courier INCLUDED
Filing Affidavit of Service in court INCLUDED

Regular File follow Up every alternate week  in court  INCLUDED

Final Divorce Order  INCLUDED

Payment Plan  INCLUDED

Payment Plan

$250.00

Flat Legal Fees + HST

Divorce in Ontario Cost $447 for Court Fees charged on a Divorce Application are not included.

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Divorce in Ontario Cost $499

Divorce in Ontario Costs

Divorce has a vast emotional cost no matter how amicable. Many couples find it very stressful to divide assets and reach closure on a relationship. While the emotional consequences are widely understood and anticipated, the financial costs are perhaps less widely known.

The important thing for any couple is to enter into divorce proceedings with full knowledge of the potential financial cost so that they don’t receive any nasty surprises.

In general, the Cost of a Divorce in Ontario will depend on whether a couple enters into it amicably with a Separation Agreement already on the table, or whether aspects of the divorce are contested.

We will explore these options and consider the financial costs of each.

Uncontested Divorces in Ontario Costs

An uncontested divorce is significantly Simpler, Quicker and Cheaper than the alternative contested Divorce. Within 4 to 6 months the divorce process is complete.

On average an Uncontested Divorce in Ontario will cost around $765 + Taxes towards Legal Fees. You can then add another $447 in Court Fees. This is payable in increments. The first installment of $167 is paid when you file for divorce and the second installment of $280 is due prior to the court review and Divorce Hearing.

Usually, couples will have agreed on the terms of the divorce in advance by way of a Separation Agreement, with supporting financial disclosure and Independent Legal Advice.

They will merely complete the required Divorce Application Form 8A and other Court Forms such as Affidavit of Divorce Form 36 & Divorce Order Form 25Ato make it binding.

Upon Divorce Hearing The Judge Passes a Divorce Order which becomes final and binding after 30 days upon issuance of a Divorce certificate.  If Couples retain a Divorce Lawyer in Toronto then there is no need for the couple to attend a court hearing.

At Shaikh Law, we only need our client to visit our office once to sign original documents. We take care of the entire process.

For an amicable divorce to be completed at a low financial cost, you would ideally agree on the division of property, child custody, alimony, and spousal support in advance by way of a Separation Agreement.

The most frustrating scenario for couples is when one half of the partnership wishes to make a Separation  Agreement and achieve a low-cost divorce while the other spouse wishes to take the case to court to let a judge make a ruling on the separation, which inevitably leads to a Contested Divorce.

Contested Divorces

In a contested divorce in Ontario, your legal bill becomes more costly, and yet it is often unavoidable.

In more acrimonious divorces, couples are often unable to agree about the amount of child support, how to divide custody of the children, how to share out the assets and who will pay the debts.

In a contested divorce a couple can expect to pay an average between $5,310 to $8,100 + Tax in Ontario. Of course, the more complicated the case, the longer the proceedings will take. This can lead to the bill rising even more steeply.

You may find that your bill can quickly rise to $20,000 and while rare, can reach as high as $250,000 during lengthy court cases.

Keeping down the Divorce costs

As a divorced couple Life can become more expensive. Therefore, you probably wish to keep down the costs of your divorce as much as possible. There are some ways of doing this with a little careful planning.

  • If you are still communicating well as a couple, then it is advisable to agree as much as possible in advance of your application for divorce. Even if you can’t reach an agreement, identifying the items that you disagree on in advance can also be helpful as you can seek a mediation service to carry out the negotiation in an attempt to avoid litigation.
  • You can access free mediation through legal aid Ontario if you are eligible financially and there are other free or low-cost mediation services in Ontario if not.
  • A family mediator will help you as a couple to resolve any issues regarding access to children, spousal support and asset division. Although you will still need to seek independent legal advice following mediation, the terms of the divorce should be agreed in advance via the mediation, making the legal process quicker and cheaper.
  • Pick your battles. Decide whether your bone of contention is worth fighting for. Do you really need the newer of the two cars? While you may decide that material possessions are not worth incurring a substantial legal bill for, the custody of your children probably is.
  • Despite the legal fees, getting a divorce lawyer in Ontario can actually save you money. Attempting to navigate the family law courts yourself can be costly in both time and money. Choose wisely and save yourself money.
  • Get organised and be prepared to provide a well-compiled file of documents to your lawyer. Your bill can spiral if your Ontario divorce lawyer is missing information and needs to keep asking for new documents.
  • Keep court time to a minimum. Choose an experienced divorce lawyer in Ontario who knows how to expedite the process.
  • If you qualify for legal aid, then you may be able to access a free, or cheaper, lawyer. The province’s legal aid department will be able to advise you whether or not you qualify for this service.
  • Take advice on tax optimisation to ensure that your personal funds are not included in the division of assets list.

It takes a little forward planning, but a prenuptial agreement or marriage contract drawn up by an Ontario Family Lawyer can make life a lot easier, and cheaper, if your marriage does end in divorce.

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  • Step 1

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  • Step 2

    Start Online Divorce Application

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  • Step 3

    Meet to Sign Documents

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  • Step 4

    We Submit Documents in Court

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  • Step 5

    Service of Divorce Papers on other Party

    We will serve Court Papers to the other party. You do not have to do anything.

  • Step 6

    Wait 2 months for Divorce Registry

  • Step 7

    Submit Documents for Divorce Hearing

    We will appear in court on your behalf. You do not have to do anything!

  • Step 8

    Get Divorce Order

    You will get a Divorce Order in Regular Mail.

  • Step 9

    Get Divorce Certificate after 30 days

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