A divorce is an order where the parties’ marriage is officially terminated by the court.
Prior to the divorce order being issued, corollary issues such as: custody, access, child support, spousal support and equalization of net family property must be resolved.
The resolution of the corollary issues is what typically requires some form of settlement discussions, or court intervention.
A divorce order can be issued by the court under one of three grounds:
- the parties have been separated for a period of at least one (1) year;
- adultery; or,
Given that parties are rarely willing to admit to committing adultery, or administering cruelty, the vast majority of divorces are granted following a separation of at least one (1) year.
To learn more, contact me at 613.841.9099 ext. 1 and schedule a free, confidential, initial consultation.