At least one of the spouses must have habitually lived in Newfoundland & Labrador for at least one full year, prior to the commencement of divorce proceedings.
You must be living separate lives at the time the divorce action is started.
Please Note: Living separate and apart does not necessarily mean living in separate homes – you can be separated but share the same home for various reasons (children, finances, etc).
Filing jointly (if possible) is easier, quicker, less adversarial, and less expensive than filing a sole action (requires the full cooperation of both spouses).
Please Note: Divorce actions on the grounds of separation typically take from 2 to 4 months to conclude but it is not necessary to wait until one year of separation to begin the process.
1- A copy of your original marriage certificate or original registration of your marriage.
2- A copy of all Court Orders (if any), Separation Agreements, and any other written arrangements which pertain to the marriage or any children of the marriage.
3- If you only have an oral agreement, please describe the terms and provide the date of the agreement.