FAQs

How long does it take to get divorced?

This varies depending on where you are filing your documents, how long the backlog is in that particular court location and the type of application you have submitted. For a Joint Divorce where you and your spouse are in agreement and sign off on the documents together, you will typically receive a divorce judgment within 8 weeks of filing your final documents. The process typically takes much longer if your spouse is not in agreement.

What documents do I need to have before I can file for divorce?

You will need your marriage certificate.  You may also need additional documentation pertaining to your income, your children's expenses and your property and debt, depending on the package you select and the province that you live in.

No. We can tell you how much child/spousal support should be paid in your situation based on the Federal Child Support Guidelines and Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines. We can also help you to understand what an equal division of property and debt looks like. However, our lawyers only review your documents to ensure that they will be filed, they do not provide legal advice. If you have legal questions pertaining to your divorce, you should consult a divorce lawyer.

Seems like a lot of questions - how long will it take to fill out?

It typically takes 10-15 minutes to complete all the questions.  Before you start, try to have your marriage certificate, both you and your spouse's income tax returns from last year, or be familiar with the information contained in those documents.

We cannot calculate child and spousal support if you do not provide us with you and your spouse's incomes (or income estimates) for the previous year.

Can I use Undo if my spouse and I are not in agreement about the terms of our divorce?

Yes, but there will be more steps involved and it will typically take longer to finalize, particularly if support is requested for a child or yourself, or if you want to divide property.

Can I get divorced if I’m currently living in the same home as my spouse?

Yes, provided that the two of you have had a common intention to not live together as spouses for at least 1 year.

What if I haven't been separated for 1 year?

You can start your divorce using one of our Lawyer Reviewed or DIY packages but not our Full Service package. You will be able to file your first document to begin the divorce process, but you will not be able to submit your final application for divorce to the court until you've been separated for 1 year.

I got married outside of Canada - can I still use UNDO?

Yes!  

You will need your official marriage certificate that was issued by the country (or province or state) where you got married.

Help! I lost my marriage certificate!

No problem - you can order another one from the government of the province, state or country where you were married.  

What if I don’t know my spouse’s income?

If your spouse will not or cannot tell you what they earned last year, you can estimate their income based on past or current information available to you. A reasonably accurate way to estimate income is to lookup the average hourly earnings for your spouse’s occupation from your province’s labour department and multiply that hourly rate by 2000.

Do I have to use the calculated spousal/child support amounts?

No. However, if you are going to use a smaller amount of child support than is calculated, you will need to provide an explanation for why you are doing so. 

How do I figure out what my real estate is worth?

You can estimate the value of your real estate by looking at what the city valued it at for property tax purposes and looking at comparable real estate listings in your area. If you want a more accurate figure, you can contact a Realtor to provide a Comparative Market Analysis (most will provide one at no charge). Finally, you can request a Real Estate Appraiser to provide you with an Appraisal, although you will have to pay a fee for this.

How do I figure out what my pension is worth?

You need to write a letter to your pension provider requesting a pension valuation for the purposes of pension division on relationship breakdown. 

How do we transfer a pension?

Our software will help you to decide on whether you want to transfer a pension interest and if so, on what terms. However, all pension providers are different, so we do not guarantee that our documents will be sufficient to transfer a pension interest. You may need to have an additional document created based on the terms included in our documents.

How do we transfer real estate?

You will be able to specify how and when real estate should be transferred or sold, but in order to actually transfer title, you will need to hire a real estate lawyer.

How will I know when my divorce is finalized?

Your divorce is final when you have a Divorce Certificate from the courthouse.  The process for getting the Certificate varies from province to province - some mail it out automatically and some require a request.  We will provide more details with your documents.

When can I get married again?

You can get married again once you have a Divorce Certificate.

What happens if my application for divorce gets rejected?

The courthouse will contact you to let you know that the documents have been rejected, and why.  If you purchased a Full Service or Lawyer Reviewed package, we will help you make the necessary changes to get your documents filed, and we will refund the UNDO package price (not including the courthouse filing fees) for the inconvenience.

If I select the DIY package, can I mail my documents to the courthouse?

No. You must attend at the courthouse in person to file the documents.

How much is the courthouse filing fee in Ontario?

$466

How much is the courthouse filing fee in Alberta?

$260

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