A common question among couples looking to end a marriage is “how do I get a divorce”. It depends. Let’s break it down for a better understanding. “Divorce papers” is the dissolution of marriage. Divorce in Ontario can be a “contested divorce” or “uncontested divorce”. A contested divorce means you and your spouse have a few issues to iron out, maybe around such things as ongoing parenting, child or spousal support, property equalization or division, or how to deal with the matrimonial home.
If it’s a cost effective divorce you want, that depends on the dispute resolution process you choose to work out your differences. Read on and I will lay out your options.
The decisions you make early in the divorce process and the route you take can make the difference of tens of thousands of dollars and months or even years of delay. The chart, tables and videos on this page explain your separation and divorce options and how mediation can cut the cost of getting a divorce in Ontario, ease the stress, save time and safeguard the children in separation and divorce. In other words, how you can best move on in your life.
Ken S. Maynard is an accredited divorce mediator (Acc.FM) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). He is a specialist in comprehensive divorce mediation services resulting in a separation agreement. You can meet with Ken at any of the 5 DTSW Greater Toronto mediation centres including | Aurora | Barrie | North York | Vaughan | Mississauga |