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With compassion and professionalism, our joint divorce lawyers closely work with you to ensure a smooth and amicable divorce process.
Flexible and Convenient
We understand the importance of flexibility, and our service can be done remote. For clients who prefer in-person meetings, our offices in Montreal and Outaouais are readily available.
We prioritize making the joint divorce process both swift and affordable. By conducting our services mostly remotely, we ensure that the tasks are completed efficiently, saving you time and effort.
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Our clients needs and concerns are addressed with the utmost sensitivity and understanding.
Our joint divorce application package includes the following:
- Unlimited-duration phone call with your assigned lawyer to gather necessary information
- Drafting of the joint divorce application
- Drafting of two affidavits
- Preparation of the draft agreement
- Advice on alimony and filling out the required forms
- Advice on childcare arrangements
- Preparation exhibits and supporting documents
- Organization of the documents on your virtual legal portal
- Support in the process of filing the procedures (court fees not included)
- Printing and assembly of documents
Please read the conditions to be met to be eligible for a joint divorce petition.
Conditions to respect
Please read the conditions to be met to be eligible for a joint
- You have been living separately from each other for at least a year
before the judgment is pronounced.
- You have lived in Quebec for at least one year (you or your spouse).
- You agree on all points
The documents you will need (Originals):
- Marriage certificate;
- Birth certificate of each party;
- Birth certificate of the child(ren), (If you have children);
- Marriage contract, (If you have signed one).
Do You Have Children?
Other documents needed if you have children:
Birth certificate of the children, (Originals);
Your provincial income tax returns and notices of assessment
Your last 3 pay stubs.
Languages of documents
The required documents must be in French or English, failing which, you need an official translation.
Joint Divorce FAQ
What is a joint divorce?
A joint divorce refers to a divorce process where both spouses mutually agree to end their marriage and work together to resolve issues such as property division, child custody, and support.
How does joint divorce impact child custody arrangements?
In a joint divorce, parents typically work together to create a parenting plan that outlines custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of the child.
Can joint divorce be granted if one spouse lives outside of Quebec?
Yes, as long as one spouse has been a resident of Quebec for at least one year, a joint divorce can be granted even if the other spouse resides outside the province.
Is it possible to have a joint divorce if we have complex financial or custody issues?
Yes, joint divorce is possible even if there are complex financial or custody issues, but it may require additional legal assistance to address those complexities properly.
Do we have to appear in court during the joint divorce process?
In most cases of joint divorce, spouses do not have to appear in court unless a judge specifically requests their presence.
What is the difference between joint divorce and uncontested divorce in Canada?
Both joint divorce and uncontested divorce involve mutual agreement between spouses, but a joint divorce is where spouses work together to resolve all issues collaboratively. An uncontested divorce may still involve separate legal representation and fewer negotiations.
What happens if one spouse is uncooperative during the joint divorce process?
If one spouse becomes uncooperative during the joint divorce process, it may be necessary to seek legal advice and consider alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation.
How long does the joint divorce process typically take?
The length of the joint divorce process can vary depending on individual circumstances, but it is generally faster than a contested divorce. It may take a few months to finalize, provided all necessary documentation is in order.
Can we file for joint divorce without legal representation in Quebec?
While it is possible to file for joint divorce without a lawyer, it is highly recommended to seek legal advice to ensure all legal aspects are addressed properly.
Do we need to attend court hearings during a joint divorce in Quebec?
If both parties agree on all terms, court hearings may not be necessary in a joint divorce. The divorce can be finalized through written documents and submissions to the court.
What are the requirements for a joint divorce in Quebec?
To qualify for a joint divorce in Quebec, both spouses must be in agreement to end the marriage, must have lived separately for at least one year, and must provide a written agreement detailing their decisions on issues like child custody, property division, and support.
How is property division handled in a joint divorce?
In a joint divorce, spouses work together to decide how to divide their property fairly. If they cannot agree, a court may intervene to determine a fair distribution based on various factors.
Can we change our decisions regarding custody and support after the joint divorce is finalized?
Once the divorce is finalized, changing custody and support arrangements may require a modification request to the court, especially if significant changes in circumstances occur.
Is mediation required for joint divorce in Quebec?
Mediation is not a legal requirement for joint divorce in Quebec, but it can be a helpful process to facilitate communication and agreements between spouses.