Married over seas and want a divorce in Canada
Posted in Divorce, Location, Ontario, Toronto Downtown Core by Questions on September 1, 2013
I got married in Chile stupidly out of spontaneity. I was married for a total of eight or nine months, six of which we spent apart (he in Chile and I in Canada) And the last three that we were together he became extremely abusive(spent in Australia). After leaving him I cut off all contact with him and to this day have no way or want to contact him for any reason. We have been separated for well over a year now and I would like to get a divorce to make sure this will never come back to bite me if I do one day deiced to move forward with a relationship. Now is it possible for me to file for a divorce with-in Canada, even though he is not in the country, and I have no contact with him? A friend of mine told me to file for a “One Sided Divorce” and another told me because he was abusive and I had to leave that the marriage could be annulled. I am not sure how to approach this, or what avenues I should even be looking down. Thank you in advance for your help.