How Fast Can You Get Divorced in Ontario?

How Fast Can You Get Divorced in Ontario?

The big questions asked by people who are struggling in their marriage are “how easy it will be to get a divorce in Ontario?” and “How long will it take?” People looking for a “new me” don’t want to have their ex hanging around like an anchor. Especially, as getting a divorce is a prerequisite to getting remarried. In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how easy and quick (or not) it will be to get an Ontario Divorce. He explains what is required to qualify for a divorce in Ontario. John also explains what separated spouses should do to get their divorce faster, some out-of-court options to move things along faster, and what will slow down the process and make it drag on. This is all critical information that anyone considering separating from a spouse must know.

To get more information about the topics covered in this episode, check out these other episodes:

3 – Divorce – What Does It Mean? How Do I Get One? (—divorce—what-does-it.html)
9 – How is Property Divided After a Marriage in Ontario? (—how-is-property-divided.html)
10 – Child Support in Ontario/Canada: Who Pays and How Much? (—child-support-in-ontar.html)
14-16 Ontario Family Court Step-by-Step (—ontario-family-court.html)
29 – Common Law Separation and Property Division (—common-law-separation.html)
40 – How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce (
42 – How to Get a “Legal Separation” in Ontario (
44 – Can You Be Better Office Financially If You Divorce? (
51 – Who Pays the Cost of an Ontario Divorce? (
53 – How to Pay Less Child Support (
54 – Child Support Does Not End at 18 (
60 – Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court? (
62 – Is Family Mediation Binding? (

The Ontario Family Law Podcast ( is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available as a $9.99 Kindle eBook, Kobo eBook, or iBook for your iPad or iPhone and as a paperback All formats are available here:


  1. Hi sir. Am in india my husband is in canada. We got PR last month through CEC. Now I want divorce. My husband living in canada for 5 years. But he didn’t live in one province for complete one year. Is it possible to get divorce ?

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