In Ontario, a divorce certificate is one of those terms that often get confused or misused. Typically when people are researching or searching for a certificate of divorce they may be meaning one of three things:
Every couple faces unique challenges.
Understand how separation will affect you,
your children, your finances and your future.
Application for Divorce Decree or an application for an uncontested divorce. This is the order that you apply for in order to end your current marriage after you have completed and signed a Separation Agreement or received a Court Order from a judge. You will want to have a Separation Agreement in place before you apply for an uncontested divorce. A Divorce Decree does not deal with any of the issues of the marriage (support, parenting, assets, debts) as these are dealt with in your Separation Agreement (if settled out of the courts) or your Court Order (if your divorce was dealt with in the courts.
If you are applying for an uncontested divorce, you will require an original marriage certificate and you will need to be able to reach your spouse (current address). If you don’t have one, you can order a replacement (if you were married in Ontario). If you were married outside of Canada, you must use your best efforts to obtain a replacement certificate. If your marriage certificate is in a language other than English or French, you must have it translated by a certified translator.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade is author of 16 books on finances and best known in her role as host of TV’s Til Debt Do Us Part, Princess and Money Moron.
For most people divorce is less about legalities and more about kids, tax implications and making smart money decisions. Best-selling financial author Gail Vaz-Oxlade brings common sense wisdom to answer your questions about Separation Agreements and parenting plans Ontario.