- A joint divorce application is very similar to a simple divorce application. To file a joint divorce application, the parties must be in agreement with regard to all separation issues and only require a judge to grant a final divorce order. It is a good idea to have legal counsel draft a separation agreement to deal with parenting, child support, spousal support and property division prior to proceeding with the joint divorce application so that you are able to show the presiding judge how all any and all issues are being resolved. In addition, unless there is proven adultery or extreme physical or emotional cruelty, you will need to have been separated for at least one full year and one of you will have to have lived in BC for at least one year before you start the divorce process and must live in BC throughout the divorce process.
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