Grounds for Divorce in Ontario

grounds for divorce
  • If you have been living separately from your spouse for more than one year, are grounds for a Divorce in Canada.

  • If you are still living at the same address as your spouse and not able to move out for financial reasons, under certain circumstances, you may still be able to file for your divorce.

  • In “no-fault divorce, the grounds aka reasons that you and your spouse separated are not required.

  • A final divorce can be sooner when filing the grounds of adultery.

  • If a person is seeking a divorce on the grounds of cruelty or adultery, they must not have forgiven the offence.

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