The benefits of a divorce by mutual consent are undeniable. If you meet the requirements of the Canadian Divorce Act, you can opt for an amicable divorce. In addition to the joint divorce application, a draft treaty must be drafted and submitted to the judge. Amicable divorce is a solution that generally allows for a divorce more quickly and at a lower cost, as you avoid divorce-related legal fees, such as legal fees for both parties. For a divorce from a lawyer, count on $150 to $500 per hour per lawyer, depending on his experience and the complexity of the case. The average amount for a court divorce with two lawyers is between $2,000 and $15,000. A joint divorce on a proposed contract with a notary is then an extremely interesting option to consider. If former spouses with children do not agree during family mediation, they can apply to the court, but before doing so, they are legally required to attend a meeting on post-separation education. After separation or divorce, you should notify Revenue Quebec of the change in your marital status. It is also important to indicate such a change when filing your income tax return. A separation agreement is a document used by two persons in a marriage to distribute their assets and responsibilities in preparation for separation or divorce. You must put the services of another party in hand to serve the divorce papers to your spouse, because Quebec does not allow you to do so yourself. You can ask a friend or relative, someone you trust, to serve the papers as long as he or she is over 18.
You can also rent a private process server, a professional who provides the papers to your spouse. There is a fee for using a private process server, but for the fee, you will receive the services of someone who is qualified in the service. You can expect the private process server to quickly deliver the documents and give you an “affidavit of service” indicating that the documents have been delivered. The decision to get a divorce is usually not an easy one to make. Having reached this point means that you have probably already experienced your fair share of stress and frustration. Now that you have decided to divorce, you want to move your decision forward as quickly and cheaply as possible. Fortunately, Quebec makes it relatively easy to file for divorce, especially if you and your spouse want an uncontested divorce – a divorce on which you agree on all important issues such as property service, child care and child care (if you have children).