Divorce in Canada: Provincial Laws
In Canada all Divorces are governed by the Federal Divorce Act. However, each province has its own individual provincial Family Laws which will affect your Divorce in some manner. To help you get an overview of Divorce in your province, we have compiled a list of different provincial government websites. These sites will allow you to read and complete some research on your own, to help you better understand the process of filing for a Divorce in your Province. A local lawyer will also be familiar with the Family Law Act in your province, and will be able to guide you through the entire Divorce process.
Resources for Divorce in Canada: By Province
Divorce British Columbia: In BC the provincial act that covers Family Law is the Family Law Act of BC. For details about this act and information on Divorce in BC, you can visit the British Columbia Ministry of the Attorney General site.
Divorce Alberta: There are several different acts that govern family law in Alberta. These acts are all outlined on the Government of Alberta Website
Divorce Saskatchewan: There are several different acts that govern family law in Saskatchewan. These acts are all outlined on the Courts of Saskatchewan website
Divorce Manitoba: There are several different acts that govern family law in Manitoba. These acts are outlined on the Government of Manitoba website.
Divorce Ontario: There are several different acts that govern family law in Ontario. These acts are outlined on theOntario Ministry of the Attorney General website.
Divorce Quebec: Québec Civil Code governs Divorce in the province of Quebec. For full information about Divorce in Quebec you can visit the Quebec Provincial website.
Divorce New Brunswick: For full information about Divorce in New Brunswick and for answers to commonly asked questions. You can visit Family Law NB. This is a site created by the Public Legal Education and Information Services of New Brunswick. It is an online resource regarding family law in New Brunswick.
Divorce Nova Scotia: For information about Divorce in Nova Scotia you can visit the Nova Scotia Family Law information center. It is the family law section of the Government of Nova Scotia website
Divorce P.E.I : For information about Divorce and Family Law in PEI, you can visit the Family Law section on the Prince Edward Island Provincial Website. Or download a copy of the entire PEI Family Law Act.
Divorce Newfoundland: For information about Family Law and Divorce in Newfoundland you can visit the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice website.
Divorce Yukon: For complete information regarding Divorce in the Yukon, you can visit the Yukon Department of Justice Website.
Divorce North West Territories & Nunavut: The provincial law that covers Divorce in Nanavut and NWT is The Child and Family services Act. You can find a copy of this act on the Law Society of Nunavut website. Under the frequently consulted documents section.
The above sites will provide you with information regarding Divorce in each province, and the specifics of each Provincial Family Law Act. You can also visit our Introduction to Divorce page for general information about filing for a Divorce in Canada, or our Divorce Process in Canada page to get a step by step guide on how the Canadian Divorce process works.
At Divorce Canada, our goal is to be an easy to understand and reliable resource for anyone seeking information regarding Divorce in Canada. However, our site is not intended to be a substitute for the advice and guidance of a lawyer. Since Divorce can be very complex, it is always best to contact a family law expert in your area to obtain a professional review of your individual situation.
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