(Add 13% HST except on the court’s fees)
Ontario simple* Joint** Divorce: $400
Ontario simple* Sole/uncontested** Divorce: $500
Complete preparation of all of the forms required to obtain a simple* (uncontested or joint) divorce in Ontario, Canada. The following services are provided at no additional charge: (i) filing of the Ontario divorce forms for you in the appropriate court; (ii) serving your spouse with a copy of the filed Application for Divorce by regular mail; and (iii) commissioning of the required affidavits***.
*A ‘simple’ divorce is one in which you are only asking the court for a divorce only and nothing else (such as spousal support, division of property, child custody/access/support, etc.). **A joint divorce requires both spouses to sign all of the Ontario divorce paperwork. A sole/uncontested Ontario divorce is when one spouse files the divorce and the other spouse is served with copy after it is filed. See this for more info about the process.. ***Read more about these services towards the bottom of this page.
Optional Separation Agreement: $300. Please read this for more information on separation agreements in Ontario.
SPECIAL OFFER: Get a FREE basic, ‘clean’ personalized agreement (no support, minor children or division of assets) with the purchase of a regular divorce package.
The Court’s mandatory fees: $632 – the mandatory amount the court charges (separate from our fee). (Does not include the $19 fee that the court charges for the optional divorce certificate which is required when you re-marry in the future.)
Court Fee Waiver – You may be eligible for a waiver of all but $10 of the court’s fees if you have very low income and own very few assets. Click here for more information about Court Fee Waivers for your Ontario Divorce.
Total for a simple, joint Ontario divorce: $1,084 includes taxes & court fees.
Total for a simple, sole (uncontested) Ontario divorce with a cooperative spouse: $1,197 includes taxes & court fees.
EXTRAS – Please read this so you are not surprised by any extra fees:
Don’t know where your spouse is? – Add $400 – Click here for a description of the Ontario divorce process and fees for a missing spouse divorce in Ontario.
Divorce based on Adultery – Add $50. Note: You cannot do a divorce based on a your own adultery or a joint divorce based on adultery – it has to be based on separation. Click here for more information about doing your Ontario Divorce based on Adultery.
You or your spouse reside outside of Ontario – Add $50.
**Your spouse resides outside of Canada: If you are doing a ‘sole’ divorce and your spouse resides in a ‘Hague Convention’ jurisdiction, additional fees start at $500 and go up from there (unless your spouse resides in a jurisdiction that allows Hague Service by mail in which case there are no additional fees if they are cooperative with service by mail). Please read this for more information about serving your out-of-Canada spouse. You can avoid these additional fees if you do a ‘joint’ divorce.
Serving Your Spouse – Unless the court orders otherwise, your spouse must be given a copy of the Application for divorce after it is filed with the court.
By mail – FREE: This is done by ezDivorce.ca at no additional cost to you. Your spouse must sign & mail back an acknowledgement of service form that will be included with the mailed papers.
In Person – If your spouse is not cooperative with service by mail, or if you just prefer that he/she be served in person, you must arrange for personal service (either by a relative, friend or by a professional process server) at your own expense. We do not arrange personal service for you – however we tell you what you need to do. Any adult can serve your spouse other than you. Whoever serves your spouse will have to swear an Affidavit of Service which we will prepare.
Hague Service – If your spouse resides outside of Canada, service under the Hague Convention might be required. Please read the information posted here.
One of the forms required to obtain your divorce is a sworn affidavit. ‘Swearing’ or ‘commissioning’ occurs in the physical presence of a commissioner of oaths (lawyer, notary public, justice of the peace, court clerk, etc.). Our commissioner of oaths (lawyer) is located in mid-town Toronto. If you live outside of the GTA, you will either have to cover the cost of having your affidavit sworn locally, or you can have it commissioned for free at many government and court offices. Instructions will be provided.
Some courts only accept bank drafts or money orders. If your bank charges for this, you may incur that fee as well.
If you live outside of Canada and must pay the court’s fees with a credit card or PayPal, there will be a 4% surcharge.