You can’t say it any simpler than Affordable Divorce. This Calgary firm is renowned for its “$900 divorce”, which is all one would have to pay to take advantage of their expert paralegal assistance. But just to make things perfectly clear, Affordable Divorce is not a Calgary divorce law firm per se, but instead a team of paralegals that refers couples filing for divorce to the right lawyers while ensuring all documents and other paperwork are filed in a timely and accurate manner.
But just what are the grounds in which one can file for divorce? According to Affordable Divorce’s website, there are three. These grounds would be Living Separately and Apart for a Year, Adultery and Mental/Physical Cruelty. The most common and simplest ground for divorce would be the first, as all one would need to prove to the Court is evidence that he/she had been living apart from his/her spouse for at least one year’s time. For those living “emotionally apart” from each other but nonetheless under the same roof, additional documents may be required. Adultery, on the other hand, would usually lead to he said-she said situations wherein the spouse accused of adultery can easily deny the charges. This is perhaps the most complicated ground for an Alberta divorce. Finally, Mental/Physical Cruelty is a ground that can be proven through police reports or any similar documents that would point towards evidence of a physically or emotionally abusive spouse. For the latter two grounds, the “living separately and apart for a year” provision can be waived if sufficient evidence is furnished.
The above primer on divorce is just a paraphrasing of one of the many resources that can be found on Affordable Divorce’s website. On their highly informative site, couples filing for divorce can pick up valuable insights and advice on child support, spousal support and the changing of orders, to name a few. Affordable Divorce is more than just a firm with a straight-to-
Affordable Divorce is a company that hires Alberta-area paralegals specializing in several areas and sub-areas of divorce law. They strive to make divorce proceedings as budget-friendly and stress-free as possible, and currently have offices in both Calgary and Edmonton, AB. Their Calgary office is located at 200B, 9705 Horton Road SW, Calgary, AB, T2V 2X5. http://affordable-
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