Uncontested Divorce in British Columbia

Ending a marriage is always a legal matter. In British Columbia, only a court can grant a divorce. While many couples mutually agree that their relationship should end and therefore want to apply for an uncontested divorce, it is important to consult a lawyer for advice. Divorce affects you and your children legally and financially.

Peterson Stark Scott is one of the area's oldest law firms, with a more than 40-year history advising people in Vancouver and Surrey about family law matters. Before you finalize the end of your marriage, consult our lawyers for advice. We will guide you through the choices you need to make for yourself and your children.

Legal Advice on the Process and Results of Divorce

Even when spouses are amicable, they must satisfy the court on some important matters. Specifically, parents must make arrangements for the care and support of their children. The court must receive specific information about both spouses' incomes, the amount of support and the children's living arrangements.

Divorce affects your legal status in the province and federally, such as for the purpose of taxation and for government programs. While divorce may be right for you and your spouse, it is important to have a full understanding of its effects.

Divorce is governed by the federal Divorce Act. Most couples apply for a divorce on the basis that they have lived separate and apart for one year, although other grounds for divorce exist. Speaking with a lawyer is the best way to determine the basis on which you should advance a divorce application and what risks you need to be aware of.

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