What You Need to Know About this Process

Divorce order registrations are done under section 20 (3) of the Divorce Act. There is no fee for this registration.

Not all divorce orders can be registered with the court.  For example, you can only register a ‘corollary’ order as described above – the Divorce Act does not provide for the registration of orders that only state that two people were divorced. You also can’t register a divorce certificate from another country under the Divorce Act.

You or your ex-spouse can apply to register your divorce order relating to decision-making responsibility/parenting time, and child or spousal support. You do not need your ex-spouse’s permission to apply, and they do not need your permission.

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