Podcast #54 –Can You Get Divorced In Canada?
11 November 2021
Devry Smith Frank LLP
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A lot of people either come to Canada married to someone else or
leave Canada to get married and then come back. When problems
develop in their marriage, they wonder if they can get divorced
here, or if they have to go back to where they were married.
Sometimes the spouse still lives abroad, which raises the question
as to whether Canada can grant the divorce, or the other country
must. This episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast explains when
spouses can get divorced in Canada, and when they cannot.
If you were married outside of Canada, or your spouse currently
lives outside of Canada, this podcast explains what you need to do
to get your divorce. The explanation includes what determines in
which country spouses can get their divorce and what criteria they
have to meet to get their divorce in Canada. It also explains
the steps for getting a divorce in Canada when one spouse lives
somewhere else, as well as going over how Ontario Family Courts
will make orders for separated couples for things like parenting,
child custody, child support, spousal support, and property
division – even when a divorce is not possible.
In this Podcast, certified family law specialist John Schuman
explains when spouses can get divorced in Canada, and when they
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