In Canada, there are two types of divorce: an uncontested divorce which is also known as a joint divorce and contested divorce. The difference between both of them is mainly procedural and both of them need the assistance of divorce lawyers. Not all the divorces in Canada are alike and each one of them needs a different approach. AC Legal Services is well experienced with nuances and complications of divorce and can help individuals looking to settle their divorce quickly and with little or no hassles.
A contested divorce is a case where the spouses disagree with the issues raised in the case. Most often the issues are related to important factors like child custody, spousal support and division of assets and can include many other factors that need to be decided upon before both the parties move on with their lives.
In case of a contested divorce a divorce lawyer helps individuals file court documents that outline their take on the issue in discussion. This process takes some time and may get very complicated without the help of a divorce lawyer. The team of divorce lawyers at ACLS are trained to handle the most complicated of contested cases and can help individuals turn the case and its conditions in their favor.
Uncontested divorce is also is known as Joint Divorce. In this type of divorce case, there is no defendant, as in, both the parties jointly file for divorce and agree to all the conditions (in most cases).
This procedure does not call for service of documents and there is also no 30-day appeal period once the divorce judgment has been passed. At ACLS we have a strong team of divorce lawyers who can help individuals file a Statement of Defense in case they want to dispute the facts stated by the petitioner.