Levine Associates is pleased to announce that we are now offering clients Divorce Opinions. As more and more of our family law clientele are immigrants many have to contend with foreign divorce recognition when they wish to get married in Canada. Our family lawyers now offer Divorce Opinions to facilitate second marriages for people who have been divorced abroad.

A foreign divorce opinion letter is required when a person wants to get married in Canada and one of the parties to the new marriage has been divorced outside of Canada.

Because of the residency requirements of the Divorce Act, Canada will not recognize some foreign divorces. Thus, a person needs a letter from a lawyer stating that it is their opinion that the foreign divorce would be recognized under Canadian law.

As long as one of the parties’ who was previously divorced resided in the country for a year prior to the divorce it is a rather straightforward exercise.