Sherman Law LLP

Family Law/ Divorce Applications


Divorce is the last step in the separation process. For some of our clients, divorce is a legal process that gives them the right to remarry and move forward with their lives. For others, it provides them with a necessary sense of closure. The court process can be confusing and stressful for a non-legal professional. Leave the work to us! We will assist you though the divorce process and our firm charges a flat fee for these services including disbursements. At Sherman Law LLP, we are Kitchener divorce lawyers with over 40 years of firm experience.

In Canadian law, a divorce is defined as “the dissolution of a marriage”. However, in practice people use the word in family law to describe the process and steps associated with the breakdown of a marriage. Our Kitchener family law lawyers can assist you with the completion of a simple divorce application, where you have reached previous settlement with your spouse on all issues by way of a court Order or separation agreement. Sometimes the terms of your court Order or separation agreement will be included in the divorce Order.

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What are the criteria you must meet to get a divorce?

Divorcing spouses must meet certain legal criteria to obtain a divorce Order in Ontario.

There must have been a breakdown in the relationship to qualify for a divorce. You can establish this breakdown by showing that you and your spouse have been separated for at least one year.

There are also residency requirements to consider, including that one party has to reside in Ontario for one year prior to the commencement of the divorce.

There are also legal criteria that have to be addressed so that the court can conclude that reasonable arrangements have been made for the children by way of a previous court Order or a separation agreement.

Do you want to learn more about divorce applications?

For over 40 years, clients have trusted in our ability to explain their rights and obligations in a separation or a divorce. We are confident that you will appreciate our professional and personalized service. We invite you to browse our website and read the positive things others have to say about us. To benefit from our knowledge and experience with respect to a divorce application as part of your separation or divorce, please contact 519-884-0034 or send us an email. Many of our clients are referred to us by former and current clients, as well as by lawyers, accountants, and financial advisors. We serve clients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.

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Aubrey J.  Sherman

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