Joint Divorce Application in Canada – BC Family Law

What is a Joint Application for Divorce?

A Joint Application for Divorce is similar to the Sole Application for Divorce with the exception that both parties sign and file the Notice of Family Claim with the court. The advantages of a Joint Application for Divorce over a Sole Application for Divorce are:

  • It is faster as there is no need to serve the Notice of Family Claim on the other party and no need therefore to wait the mandatory 30 days before proceeding with the application for a Divorce Order.
  • You don’t have to incur the costs of a process server.
  • It is less complicated than a Sole Application for Divorce.

Can we have M.J. O’Nions do a Joint Application for Divorce for us?

Due to conflict of interest we can only do a Joint Application for Divorce for Clients for which we have done Family Mediation and drafted the Separation Agreement, and whereby each party had independent legal advice on the Separation Agreement.

What are the Costs of a Joint Application for Divorce?

Our fee for both a Sole Application for Divorce and a Joint Application for Divorce is $1,500 plus disbursements and applicable taxes. The disbursements include court fees in the amount of $290, $40 for a Divorce Certificate (optional), a  process server fee for serving documents on the other party (Sole Application for Divorce only), and courier fees if required. We do not charge for photocopying, faxing, telephone long distance and secretarial services.

How do I start the Sole Application for Divorce Process?

Fill out the general intake form and a lawyer will call you within 24 hours to assist, or you can call us directly at 604-449-7779

For more information, see our blogs on How to Divorce, How to File for Divorce, Getting a Divorce, and How to File for Separation in BC.