Whether you are starting a joint divorce or sole divorce, having us draft documents in-person or from an online application, you will need to have the following:
- Your information: full name at birth, last name used just before marriage, date of birth, current last name, current address, phone number, and email.
- Their information: (as best as you can) full name at birth, last name used just before marriage, date of birth, current last name, current address, phone number, and email.
- Marriage Certificate (Alberta example photo):
- If you were married in Canada, you must provide a marriage certificate issued by the government. Please note: this is not a handwritten certificate that you might have obtained from the marriage ceremony. You can order acceptable marriage certificates from any registry agent in Alberta. Most provinces have online ordering as well (except Alberta).
- If you were not married in Canada, you will need to provide the name of the person who married you and the names of witnesses to the ceremony. If you cannot remember, you may indicate ‘Unknown’. (e.g. We were married before Unknown. There were two witnesses, John Smith and Unknown)
- If there are children:
- Full names, date of birth and city/province of birth.
- If there are children under the age of 16, you (both souses in the case of a joint divorce) will provide a completion certificate from the Alberta Government’s free Parenting After Separation (PAS) course available online *here*.
- Incomes of both spouses that will be used to calculate child support.
- The expected monthly cost of any additional expenses for the children such as childcare or extracurricular activities.
What would work better for you? An in-person meeting or completing the online no-obligation application?