The Brenda Leigh Bell Law office handles uncontested divorces. If you have an amicable separation, our team is here to help you.
Family Mediation is a dispute resolution process which can help separating couples to reset and sort out their areas of conflict through respectful conversation in a confidential setting. Mediation services are now considered the first choice for couples to avoid litigation and the stress of the court system. Mediation is a voluntary process which enables the couple to address topics such as parenting plans, support payments and property division in a timely, cost effective and cooperative manner.
Ultimately, the Mediator will summarize all of the agreed upon decisions made by the couple in a document called a Memorandum of Understanding which can be used as a reference guide or even a framework for finalizing a Separation Agreement, following independent legal advice.
The office also handles uncontested divorces. If you have an amicable separation, we can help you.
In order to commence a divorce application in Ontario;
You must have lived in Ontario for at least a year prior;
You should have a Separation Agreement in place that settles all issues surrounding your marriage, including child and spousal support, custody and access, assets and debts have been divided to both parties’ satisfaction (all as applicable);
You have an original Marriage Certificate, whether or not issued in Ontario;
You have an address, telephone number and/or email address for your former spouse
Once we have completed the Application on your behalf, it will be filed with the Court, either electronically or in person. The issued Application will be served on your former spouse by mail. Once we have received acknowledgement that the Application was received, an Affidavit is prepared for your signature and filed with the Court. A Justice of the Superior Court will review the documents and once satisfied that all matters have been resolved, sign the Divorce Order. The Divorce Order will take effect thirty-one days after it is signed and a Certificate of Divorce will be requisitioned to complete the matter. If you wish to re-marry in Ontario, you will require a Certificate of Divorce from your previous marriage to prove that you are eligible to marry again.
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61 King Street, Suite 5 P.O. Box 959 Dryden, Ontario P8N 3E3