This is the first form you will come across in the Ontario divorce process. Either you or your spouse must fill out Form 8A, but how you will proceed depends on if you are going through a joint or simple divorce. If you have a simple divorce, check the “simple” box, then fill the appropriate section, sign and date the form. If the divorce is joint, check the “joint” box, but you and your spouse will need to sign and date the form.
The form will ask you to provide your personal details, including your full legal name and address for service, telephone number and email address. If you are filing a simple divorce, you will need to provide these details for your spouse as well. You will also be required to provide the name and contact details of your lawyer if you have one.
In addition to the information provided above, you will need to fill in the dates of your marriage, when you started living together (if you lived together) and the date of separation. The form also requires you to provide details of children of the marriage, if any.