Divorce Lawyer Ottawa

Dealing with divorce can be an emotionally traumatic experience for everyone involved. It may or may not have been your decision to separate, divorce, or end your marriage.  Therefore, you must have a dedicated & experienced Divorce Lawyer in Ottawa who understands the Divorce and Family laws and can protect your interests without costing you thousands of dollars.

Shaikh law firm’s experienced Ottawa Divorce lawyer can help you with a divorce, division of property, child custody, child support, spousal support, variation of a support order and Separation Agreements. Our primary aim is to be committed to doing everything possible for a favourable outcome. We understand what you are going through, and we will be there every step of the way. Lawyers at our office can speak fluent English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Sinhala.


Experienced Divorce Lawyer

Our passion, experience, and unwavering commitment to our client’s success sets us apart from others.


Our divorce lawyer in Ottawa’s services ranges from uncontested divorce to contested divorce in Ontario.

SHAIKH LAW FIRM has helped clients with contested divorce applications with multiples claims such as child custody, child support, enforcement of child support and termination of child support payments, spousal support, division of property & pension, property claims such as matrimonial homes, parenting contracts and grandparents applications.

Difference between Uncontested & Contested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is also known as a simple divorce in Ontario, which means only a divorce claim is filed in court. Therefore, in an uncontested divorce application, no claim for child custody, child support, spousal support or division of property is filed. You can also file a joint uncontested divorce if you and your ex wish to apply together.

On the other hand, a contested divorce means both parties do not agree on all issues, such as custody, child support, spousal support, division of property, matrimonial home and much more. 

Types of Divorce in Ontario

Simple vs Joint Divorce in Ontario

Simple Divorce

One Spouse files uncontested divorce

Joint Divorce

Both spouse apply togehter for ucontested divorce

Eligible to File Divorce in Ontario

Are you eligible to file for divorce in Ontario?

How to file for divorce in Ontario

Before you file your simple divorce in Ontario or uncontested divorce in Ontario you want to make sure you are eligible to file your divorce application. 

  1. Legally married.
  2. There is no possibility of reconciliation.
  3. You need to file your original marriage certificate.
  4. You or your spouse has been a resident of Ontario for at least one year before filing for Divorce.
  5. You must establish one of the three grounds for Divorce.

a. separation for one year.
b. adultery.
c. cruelty.


Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Ottawa

At our law firm, experienced divorce lawyers can help you with not only contested divorce but simple divorce applications as well. We encourage you to hire a divorce lawyer with a history of success in such matters.

We are commonly retained for matters such as complicated property division, matrimonial homes, constructive trust matters, child custody with maximum contact with parents, grandparents access application, child support & variation of child support orders, child removal orders and much more. If you have a contested matter then you want to make sure you hire one of the top divorce lawyer in Ottawa. 


Divorce Lawyer Ottawa Cost $750 + Tax

A Ottawa divorce lawyer’s cost would depend on the type of divorce application filed; for example, an uncontested divorce costs $750 + Tax. Whereas for complicated or contested applications, a divorce lawyer would charge an hourly rate ranging from $180 to $499 + HST per hour, depending on the seniority of the divorce lawyer.

Our law firm’s legal fee structure is transparent and affordable. Our mission is to surpass selected areas of law by providing unmatched legal services without losing sight of the quality of service. 

Choose your package

Uncontested Divorce Only

legal fees

$ 499 + HST
  • Divorce Consultation
  • Do It Yourself
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Drafting Divorce Documents
  • Reviewed by a Divorce Lawyer
  • Online Support
  • Submission NOT INCLUDED
  • Response to Objections NOT INCLUDED
  • Simple Uncontested Divorce Only


$ 750 + HST
  • Divorce Consultation
  • Fully Managed by Our Law Firm
  • Drafting of all Court Documents
  • Submission of all Court Documents
  • Court Attendance
  • Responding to Judge's Objections
  • Obtainging Divorce Order
  • Applying for Divorce Certificate
  • Simple Uncontested Divorce Only


Our all-inclusive flat legal fees for an uncontested divorce in Ontario are based on filing a claim for divorce only for parties based in Ontario. If you have additional claims, then you may need a separation agreement before filing for an uncontested divorce, or you may need to file a contested divorce. Similarly, if the other party files a  claim in response to your application for a simple divorce, your application becomes a contested divorce. 

Please contact our divorce lawyers in Ottawa for a free consultation.

Expenses such as court fees of $632 and the cost of service of documents (approx $99 for the Greater Toronto Area) are not part of our legal fees.  Additional fees and costs may apply if the other party is not based in Ontario. 



Most frequent questions and answers

You must establish one of the three grounds for Divorce.

a. separation for one year.

b. adultery.

c. cruelty.

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On average, it takes 4 to 6 months to complete a simple divorce in Ontario, also known as an Uncontested Divorce in Ontario. However, if there are additional claims other than divorce, such as custody, support or division of property, then it could take several months or years to complete.

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Divorce in Ontario Costs $632.

The Court Fees for all Divorce Applications in Ontario Costs $632 payable in two installments of $212 at the time of filing & $420 at the time of setting the matter down for a Divorce Hearing.

A divorce Lawyer costs $750 + HST for a simiple divorce in Ontario. 

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A Divorce is granted is where a spouse who is legally married wishes to terminate his or her marriage by way of Divorce Proceedings before the Family Court of Law. Whereas Annulment of marriage is granted by a Civil Court of Law declaring that the Marriage was null and void or in other words the marriage did not exist in the first place. 

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There are Three Types of Divorce Applications in Ontario.

  1. Simple Uncontested Divorce
  2. Joint Uncontested Divorce
  3. Divorce with other contested relief.

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Have a question? At Shaikh Law, our Divorce lawyers in Ottawa offer free consultation for 15 minutes.

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(905) 795 7757


(905) 795 1271

Area Served

City of Ottawa & Kanata Ottawa

343 Preston St 11th Floor, Ottawa, ON K1S 1N4

Ph: (905) 795 7757
PH: (647) 812 6938
Fax: (905) 795 1271

E-mail: [email protected]


We Serve Clients Across Ontario

Multiple Meeting Locations

Find a Divorce Lawyer Near You

We serve clients across the province of Ontario and have multiple meeting locations. 

Toronto | Mississauga | Brampton | Oakville | Milton |Hamilton | Kitchener & Waterloo | Scarborough | Barrie | Ottawa |

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