How to get a divorce in Quebec?

Getting divorced can be a very difficult time in your life. We, at Alain Lessard attorneys, have a commitment to our clients to make the process as easy and painless as possible.


First, we need to verify if you can get divorced in Quebec?

You or your spouse needs to be a resident of Quebec for at least a year. No matter where you got married, you can get divorced in Quebec as long as you or your spouse has been a Quebec resident for a year. If this is not your case, one of our lawyers specialized in international divorces will help you determine the appropriate jurisdiction where you can get divorced.

Then, let’s see if we can proceed by a joint divorce.

Book a consultation with one of our lawyers to help you understand your rights. We will explain to you in details what you’re entitled to before heading down the road to negotiate an amicable agreement. You will be armed with knowledge when you sit down with your spouse or before a mediator and discuss the accessory measures of your separation (child custody, child support, spousal support, partition of assets, family patrimony, debts, pension plans). We suggest you use our divorce questionnaire to help you get through all points to be discussed.

Yes, we have an agreement.

We can proceed with a joint divorce. Fill up the divorce questionnaire completely and send it to us by mail, email or fax. We will draft up all the proceedings for you and you will jointly sign the divorce application as well as the consent agreement. No worries, we take care of everything. All you need to do is sign at our offices. We will be representing both parties until a final judgment of divorce is rendered.

A joint divorce is not possible?

We will represent you in your divorce court case. We will draft all proceedings, make all the necessary court representations, negotiate with the opposite party and most importantly we will always be there to counsel you and guide you through your divorce, making sure your rights are justly represented until the final judgment of divorce. After all, we are your family lawyer.
At any stage of the proceedings, our objective is always to try to settle your divorce case.


We offer an all-inclusive package for joint divorces. All you need to do is fill up the divorce questionnaire and come and sign your divorce application at our offices. We take care of the rest. We draft all the divorce proceedings, get your sworn statements at the comfort of our offices, submit the documents to court AND most importantly we do a follow-up until you get a final judgment of divorce including your divorce certificate.
Our fees are listed on the last page of the divorce questionnaire.


We will be there with you during the entire process of your separation or divorce. We will put all our efforts and knowledge to resolve your case as quickly and as efficiently as possible to minimize the emotional and financial impact of court proceedings on the entire family.