The country of Canada is known to be the second largest country by total area with a population of 33,476,688 residents, according to Canadian census of 2011. Canada is located in the northern part of the North America. It extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. The country is a federal state governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy and now, the country is officially bilingual at the federal level. Divorces in Canada were granted under private acts of the parliament in Canada during the year of 1840 up to 1968. It is the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings who keeps and maintains Canada Divorce Records.
Divorce Act is the federal act that governs divorce in Canada. The Constitution of Canada gives the Federal Parliament exclusive jurisdiction to regulate the law of marriage and divorce. A patchwork of divorce laws were made in different provinces. It depends on the laws enforced in each province at the time it joined the confederation. In Quebec and Newfoundland, there was no divorce law until 1968. The only way to get annulled in these provinces is to apply to the Federal Parliament for a private bill of divorce. This bill was managed by the Canadian Senate, wherein a committee would undertake an investigation of request for a divorce.
If the committee found that the request have merits, the marriage would be dissolved by an Act of Parliament. In 1968, Parliament passed the first divorce act which established a uniform divorce law across Canada. The 1968 Act of Parliament widened the reasons for divorce from adultery, desertion, separation or having imprisoned spouse. In the same year, the Parliament passed a new act to modernize the law of divorce. In 2005, the Parliament passed the Civil Marriage Act. It amends the same sex marriage and same sex divorce.
The Family Law Assistance Services Section maintains the files in the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings office. They check and prevent duplicate records of divorce cases in different courts across Canada. The registry office is used to solve jurisdictional disagreements that may happen under the Divorce Act. If there is a duplication of the file, the office will discontinue the action and issue a clearance certificate. If there is no duplication then a clearance certificate is given that allows the request to proceed.
In order to acquire a divorce certificate, you must contact the Supreme Court registry and the staff will be able to answer your request and concerns. The cost for a divorce certificate is $40 Canadian dollars and $50 Canadian dollars including the mailing fee. All requests are mailed to the applicable court registry. Requests sent through mail should include the significant information such as the mailing address, contact number and check or money order.
There are two ways to get records online. It can be through a free of charge and fee based versions. Free Divorce Records is accessible with the help of free public websites. With free of charge websites, they provide incomplete information about the recent status of the person searched. Fee charges has more detailed and updated information that will surely satisfy its services and worth of your money.