A former couple gets divorced without lawyers or having to appear in court.
If you find yourself in this position, you can get help from these resources:
Do your own uncontested divorce
All the documents you need to apply for a desk-order divorce in BC, if you and your spouse agree about all related family issues.
Information about what divorce is, the difference between uncontested and contested divorce, what's required to get a divorce, and an overview of the process.
Living Together or Living Apart
Explains the basics of family law in BC, separation and divorce, and how to work out child and spousal support
Panel 1: Woman holding up a piece of paper
Woman: Here’s the piece of paper that says we’re divorced!
Man: Can you believe it took us under six months and only cost about $500?
Panel 2: Man pointing at computer
Man: I know! You’ve got to thank your friend Jenna for telling us about the website. Before that, it was a bit of a rough start.
Panel 3: Woman and man chatting, man cuddling cat
Woman: I was sure we had to get lawyers and go to court.
Man: Yeah, I didn’t realize it was only going to mean filling in some forms ourselves.
Panel 4: Close-up of woman
Woman: Well, quite a lot of forms (what was it – about eight?) but it was worth it!
Pane 5: Woman and man chatting
Woman: I’m glad we found a way to agree pretty easily on all the issues.
Man: Yes, putting it in writing didn’t take as long as I thought.
Panel 6: Woman and man sitting on couch, cat playing
Woman: I guess some couples have more to tangle with, for sure.
Man: But good to know there are options for them to try to stay out of court.
Panel 7: Man laughing
Man: It's kind of funny how much better we are now at agreeing on things – not like when we were married!
Panel 8: Man puts hand on woman’s shoulder
Woman: I guess it shows we made the right decision.
Man: And now we can move on.