Divorce is governed by the Divorce Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.). Generally, you must wait a year before proceeding with an application for a Divorce Order. If there are children involved, the issue of child support (also known as child maintenance) has to be resolved to the satisfaction of the Court before a Divorce Order will be granted.
The general rule is that a couple have to wait one year to obtain a divorce from each under the Divorce Act.
Preparing documentation for Divorce proceedings and family court
For a good checklist of what to gather, copy and place in a binder, see the following:
[intlink id=”14″ type=”page”] http://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/page.cfm?cid=359&t=Checklist-Manual[/intlink]
You can fill out the whole document or go to section 4 as a checklist of information, at a minimum, you should gather, copy and place in a binder before meeting with a Divorce Lawyer in and around Metro Vancouver.
Only the Supreme Court of British Columbia has the jurisdiction to deal with a divorce proceeding and what is called real property matters in British Columbia.