The divorce Act of Canada governs the divorce procedures in Ontario and other regions in Canada. For you to get a divorce in Manitoba, you must be able to prove that your marriage has gone to the point of no return. According to the law, any marriage is said to have broken down if the following conditions are fulfilled:
• If you have been living separately for the last one year with a conviction that the marriage ended
• If your spouse is guilty of adultery
• If your spouse is cruel and you have proven that the situation doesn’t allow you to continue staying together
Some of the proofs of cruelty include physical violence and any act that causes mental suffering. However, it should be noted that separation may not literally refer to living in separate places – one may be separated but still live under the same roof. Therefore, a marriage is considered essentially broken if you have been separate for twelve months running.
Who Can File for Divorce?
You can file for divorce if either party or both parties have been living in Canada for at least one year before filing for divorce. You do not have to be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident to file for divorce under Canadian law. You can contact a professional lawyer specializing in divorce in Manitoba to advise you on how to file for divorce in Canada.