Dealing with Divorce
Regardless of the circumstances, parting ways with a spouse is emotionally and financially challenging. While the financial and legal realities of being newly single will be different for everyone, planning ahead can make what will undoubtedly be a painful time a little easier. And when it comes time to stand on your own, we'll be there to help you see the possibilities more clearly.
You won't have to do this alone - you can count on us to help you with:
The actual cost of a divorce averages $1,353 for an uncontested divorce and $12,875 for a contested divorce according to the Canadian Lawyer's 2011 Legal Fees Survey. Markham, Ontario-based family lawyer, Radhika Lakhani says: "If you go to court, it's going to cost you well over $50,000."
Source: Financial Post: 'Tallying up the financial repercussions of getting a divorce' July 7, 2014
The expected cost of a wedding in Canada in 2014 is $31,685.
Source: Weddingbells' Annual Reader Survey
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