First Off - What do you mean?
How Do I Get a Certificate of Divorce?
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:
- Certificate of Divorce: This is a copy of a divorce certificate for a divorce that has happened previously. You may need your Certificate of Divorce to remarry or to file for another divorce or for other matters where you must confirm and verify your previous divorce (ie: changing your name, property transfer, or a marriage abroad.)
- You may also be ordering a Certificate of Divorce to confirm that your divorce has actually been finalized.
- To request a copy of your Certificate of Divorce from a previous marriage, you must go to the Court House where your divorce application was originally filed. If your divorce happened before 1979, you’ll need to get your Certificate of Divorce from the Archives of Ontario, as described here.