Getting divorced is a huge life decision that carries massive consequences. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that filing for divorce is a bigger and scarier decision than getting married in the first place. Dividing up the property, sorting out the finances, and dealing with custody are only some of the negotiations that go into every divorce.
In order to navigate the often complicated and usually obscure world of divorce law, it’s important to hire a trusted, reliable, and strong divorce lawyer. You can’t risk anything less. In Spruce Grove, there’s no one better than the team at Verhaeghe Law Office. Our divorce lawyers have dedicated their lives and nearly every waking hour to securing their client’s interests. In or out of court, we’ll get you the settlement you deserve. Contact us today!
Separation: If you file for divorce on the grounds of separation, it’s necessary to prove that both parties have been separated from one another for a minimum one year. This typically has two forms. Either, each party has been living at a separate address during the year of separation. Or, they continue living together but do not offer normal marital support (cooking, cleaning, sleeping, doing activities together, etc.) to one another.
Adultery: If you file for divorce on the grounds of adultery, it is necessary to prove that one or both partners engaged in intimate relations with a party outside the marriage union. The one condition is that the partner who has committed adultery cannot file for the divorce. It must be the other one. Moreover, if the one accused of adultery denies it, it will need to be proved in court. This may require the service of a private investigator who can help collect evidence.
Cruelty: If you file for divorce on the grounds of cruelty it is necessary to prove that living together is physically or emotionally impossible. We strongly recommend hiring a lawyer before filing for divorce on the grounds of cruelty. In cases involving domestic violence, the case will likely shift from civil to criminal law.
What are “Grounds for Divorce”?
Marriage is a legal union between two people. In order to break that union, you need to have a good reason. This reason is called the Grounds for Divorce. In Canadian law, The Divorce Act stipulates that a court can grant a divorce only if there has been a “marriage breakdown”. A marriage breakdown must be argued on one of the following three Grounds for Divorce:
Verhaeghe Law Office Divorce Experts
We strongly advise that anyone who has already or is planning to file for divorce speak to a professional lawyer as soon as possible. We’ve seen many cases in which individuals believed they could represent themselves. And without even going to court, they lose everything. Legally.
Don’t make that mistake out of arrogance or optimism. Hire a law team that will fight for you. We’ll guide you through the complicated world of divorce law. In Spruce Grove, contact Verhaeghe Law Office today!
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