Tip 3: Types of Divorce Application?
If you want to Get a Quick Divorce in Ontario or You are seeking to save costs you must know the difference between the types of Divorce Applications.
There are three types of Divorce Applications you can file in Ontario.
- Uncontested Simple Divorce
- Uncontested Joint Divorce
- Divorce with other relief.
Simple Divorce in Ontario and Joint Divorce is also commonly referred to as Uncontested Divorce or Simple Divorce. The Divorce Application form to use is Form 8A and you would need to select if you are filing a Simple Divorce or Joint Divorce.
The quickest and cheapest way, to Get a Divorce in Ontario is to file for an Uncontested Divorce in Ontario. It is important to note that, if you are filing for Simple Divorce Or Joint Divorce, you are merely asking the court for Divorce only. However, in a Joint Divorce, you can ask the court to add other court orders as long as you have attached a legally binding Separation Agreement with your Divorce Application.
The Difference between Simple and Joint Divorce is the service of documents. When you file a Simple Divorce you need to serve the copy of the Divorce Application on the other side. Whereas when you file a Joint Divorce you do not need to serve a copy of the Divorce Application on the other side.
Divorce with other relief is costly and time-consuming. You would need to use Divorce Application Form 8. This type of Divorce is usually filed when you are seeking other relief such as child support, the division of property etc. The main focus is not Divorce but claim for other relief.
Therefore if you want to get a Quick and Cheap Divorce in Ontario then you should consider filing for Uncontested Divorce in Ontario.
Tip 4: Know where to file your Application?
You would need to file your Divorce Application in the municipality, where you or your spouse is resident or where the children are resident.
For example, if you are resident of Mississauga, the region of Peel then you would file your Divorce in Brampton Superior Court. If you are a resident of Halton region then you will file your Application in Milton. Remember that you need to go to the Superior Court of Ontario Counter and not Ontario Court. Many people get confused between the Superior Court and Ontario Court. It is always a good idea to go to the helpdesk to ask which counter will accept Divorce Applications.
Here is the link to find out the Court House nearest to you. https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/Court_Addresses/
Tip 5: Divorce in Ontario Costs (Official and Lawyer’s Fees)
The Office Court cost for Filing Divorce in Ontario is $447, to be paid in two installments of $167 and $280. This is a payment made in the name of Minister of Finance.
Filing for a Divorce in Ontario without a Lawyer would still incur additional costs of the process server. This could go up to $250 in some cases, if not more.
Retaining a Lawyer would save you the stress of ensuring that you have filed the correct documents and effort to go to court multiple times as well as to ensure that the Divorce Application would not be rejected. The Lawyer’s fees for an Uncontested Divorce could range from $179 to $2000 + Tax.
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