Marriages abroad may be dissolved here in nada, provided you are ordinarily resident in Ontario, or any other province, for at least one year. If you have been living continuously in Ontario for at least a year, you n apply for a divorce. The fact your spouse lives abroad does not disqualify you from applying for a divorce.
Your place of marriage has no signifint impact on where you are divorced.? At the center of the matter is whether at least one spouse actually lives in the place where the divorce... MORE »
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Your nadian marriage may be dissolved abroad, provided you meet legal requirements for divorce imposed by the foreign jurisdiction. You may need to meet residency requirements there before applying. You may further need to obtain a declaration from a judge that your nadian marriage is legally recognized in your foreign jurisdiction. If you live in a Commonwealth country, this should not be a problem. For specific details, contact your lol government office or ministry responsible for processing divorce applitions.
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To change the lotion of your divorce proceeding, you will need to bring a motion before Court seeking an Order to transfer your se to the intended jurisdiction. According to the Family Law Rules, the party bringing the motion must show it will be substantially more convenient to deal with the se or step in your se in another municipality. Your spouse may challenge your request at your motion hearing.
In general, the judge will assess the best interests of the children, if applible, and seek a balance of convenience between... MORE »
According to the Family Law Rules, a se should be heard where a party resides, or, if child custody and access are at issue, where the child ordinarily resides. To move your divorce proceeding to a Court in a different municipality, your spouse is required to bring a motion before Court to obtain an Order. Your spouse must show it is substantially more convenient to deal with the se or step in the se in another municipality.
The threshold of showing the transfer will be “substantially more convenient” is quite high.... MORE »
An applition for divorce, with or without a claim for property, must be filed at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. All other family law applitions n be filed at the Ontario Court of Justice. As long as you ensure you are filing your applition at the right Court, you are free to choose a Court lotion on the basis of where you reside, or if your applition includes child custody and access issues, where the child resides.
If your spouse contests your applition for divorce, you will be required to... MORE »