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Desk order divorce: The do-it-yourself divorce process

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If you and your spouse agree on the issues of parenting, support and property, there’s a fast-track way to get a divorce. Learn how you can apply for a desk order divorce.

“Jay and I were married for eight years when we decided to separate. It was all pretty amicable. We made a separation agreement that deals with our children, support, property, and debt. I thought a divorce would be a long and expensive process. But in our case, I learned that we could do it on our own, for under $400, without having to go in front of a judge. We’ll get our divorce order in a couple of months.”

– Roya, Terrace, BC

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What you should know

The steps in the desk order divorce process

These steps describe the process for a sole application for an uncontested divorce.

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in February 2020
  • Time to read: 9 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Amber van Drielen, One World Law Group

Amber van Drielen, One World Law Group

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.

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