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Yukon Territory Divorce Law

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Divorce in Yukon Territory, Canada 

Divorce can be a struggle both financially and emotionally. Seeing that you are already at this point, you have probably experienced unbelievable stress. It is therefore understandable that you now want to finish the divorce the fastest and most hassle-free means possible. The good news is, the process of filing for a divorce in Yukon Territory is not at all complicated. As long as you meet the qualifications, you can fill out the necessary paperwork and file them in court.

Doing all these through us makes it even easier. Because we have a seamless form preparation process, you can make sure you have the right forms, filled out the right way.

The length of time for your divorce to be complicated and the costs that come with it would depend on how complicated your divorce is. Divorce is easier to complete if it is uncontested. This means that you and your spouse agree on all points – child custody, child support, property division, and other relevant matters. Any disagreement on these factors means that the court would have to decide which side wins, a process that takes time.

To make the costs more manageable, you can try divorce mediation. This helps you resolve any disagreements you have with your spouse so that you can come up with an arrangement that is suitable for both of you. This is faster, easier and less expensive than going through a lengthy court dispute.

 

Yukon Territory Divorce Facts

Statistics Canada states that Yukon Territory’s 2008 divorce rate was higher than other provinces and territories at 32.6 divorces in every 10,000 residents.

Both fault and no-fault divorces are recognized in Yukon Territory. For fault divorces, extreme cruelty and adultery are valid grounds. As for no-fault divorces, you can use the grounds of living separately due to the marriage not working. Most opt for the no-fault option because it gets rid of the need to place blame. It is also faster and less expensive.

 

Yukon Territory Divorce Papers and Forms

The paperwork required would depend on the circumstances of your divorce. The most basic requirement would be the “Statement of Claim for Divorce”.

The official website of the Yukon Territory Courts have all the forms you need for a divorce. But without the proper legal training, the entire process can be confusing. You would need to determine which forms are applicable to your case. There are also specific ways for you to fill out the forms. To make things less complicated, you can course your divorce through us. Here, you are not only ensured you are filling out the right forms, you can also rest easy knowing that your forms are filled out the right way. This gives you the confidence you need to file the papers in court.

 

How to File Divorce Papers in Yukon Territory

Any divorce-related matter is handled by the Court of Queen’s Bench. You can use the map on the Yukon Territory Courts website to find the court nearest your location so that you can file your divorce papers.

Always remember to furnish several copies of your forms – you need one copy to serve to your spouse, once to submit to the courts, and one for your own records. Prepare $165 for the application, but call ahead to make sure as the fees may change from time to time. The moment your fee is paid, the clerk will stamp and label your forms with the right file number.

 

How to Serve Divorce Papers in Yukon Territory

Serving divorce papers simply means giving your spouse copies of the documents. This is an important part of the process as it gives all parties involved the chance to respond and have an active part in the process.

The Province of Yukon Territory does not allow you to personally serve the documents to your spouse. You will need someone who is not part of the process and is at least 18 years old. There are also paid private services available in case you do not want family or friends to do this for you. Once the papers are served, the person who delivered the documents would have to fill out an Affidavit of Service. This affidavit would have to be submitted to the court as part of the filing process.

After this, the process takes on a course dependent on your circumstances. Divorces filed jointly will not require you to serve copies to your spouse. Otherwise, you will be given instructions on how to serve copies to the other party to continue the process. The clerk will also let you know what other next steps there are to complete.

 

Divorce Residency Essentials to Get Divorce in Yukon Territory

Every province has residency requirements, and Yukon Territory is no different.  If you do not meet the requirements, either your case will be dismissed or it will go unaccepted entirely.  For Yukon Territory, the requirements are:

When one of the spouses is a nonresident of the state, the spouse filing for divorce must have been a resident of the province for at least six months before filing for di­vorce.

The divorce may be filed for in any of the following: 

  • The county where the defendant resides;
  • The county where the spouses both resided at the time of their separation; or
  • The county where the plaintiff resides if the defendant is a non-resident of Yukon Territory.  

 

Reasons for Divorce in Yukon Territory

There are two primary categories of divorce filing in Yukon Territory. They are fault and no-fault.  In order to file for divorce in Yukon Territory, the proper grounds must be established.  Both spouses are involved in establishing these grounds, and both must substantiate and agree upon these, unless the divorcing spouse is trying to prove otherwise to the court.  

No-fault reasons for divorce in Yukon Territory include:

  • Voluntary separation lasting more than a year. 

General reasons include, but are not limited to:

  • Adultery
  • Living separate and apart without cohabitation for over two years without the husband supporting the wife (divorce must be filed by wife); 
  • Mental or physical cruelty committed by the other party.

 

Custody of the Children in Yukon Territory 

 A court in Yukon Territory grants the custody of the children upon divorce. The child custody can be granted to either parent on the following grounds.

  • Best interests of the child:  When children who are minors are involved in a divorce, the Yukon Territory courts will do whatever it takes to help lessen the emotional trauma on the children. If the parents cannot reach an agreement with regards to the issues in which the children are involved, the court will determine the matter of custody at its discretion.
  • The age and sex of the child;
  • The safety and well-being of the child.
  • The moral character of the parents.

Yukon Territory officially favors joint custody (but not equal physical custody) if in the best interests of the child and the parents agree. The wishes of the child are also a factor to be considered. There is a legal presumption against giving custody to any person who has inflicted any violence against either a spouse or a child. In abuse cases, the judge is required to consider any history of domestic abuse and may not consider the fact that a parent or spouse has relocated to avoid abuse. 

Factors taken into consideration for Yukon Territory include:

  • Parental custody agreement;
  • Parental cooperation;
  • Parental ability to encourage love and sharing;
  • Any history of abuse.
  • Geographic proximity of parents. 

Joint custody may be awarded.  However, if the wife abandons the husband and the children are over seven years old, the husband is granted custody if he is suitable. Grandparents may be given visitation rights.

 

Yukon Territory Spousal Support Guidelines

The judge has full discretion when it comes to issuing an allowance for maintenance to either spouse if the spouse does not have the means to do so for themselves. This award may be made out of the property belonging to the other spouse, unless it is separate prop­erty (acquired by gift or inheritance, or acquired prior to the marriage) and was never used for the common benefit of the marriage.

In applying the statewide uniform guideline, the courts will consider the following:

  • The value of the estate of both spouses.
  • The condition of the spouse’s family.  Up to 50% of a spouse’s retirement benefits may be used for alimony if the retirement was accumulated during a marriage of ten years or more. Misconduct of either spouse may be considered in the determination as to whether to award maintenance and may totally bar the right to any maintenance. Any award of maintenance will be terminated if the recipient is living openly with a member of the opposite sex or has remarried. 

 

Yukon Territory Child Support Guidelines

A written agreement between the parents for a different amount with a reasonable explanation for the deviation from the guidelines will also be allowed. A standardized Child Support Guidelines form and Child Support Income Statement/Affidavit must be filed in every case in which child support is requested. There is also a procedure for expedited processing in child support cases. Yukon Territory driver’s licenses may be suspended for failure to pay child support.

 

Property Distribution

Yukon Territory is an “equitable distribution” province and the judge has full discretion to divide any jointly-owned real estate or personal property, but does not have the authority to award the wife’s separate property to the husband (regardless of whether the wife’s separate property was obtained before or after the marriage). Gifts and inheritances are considered separate property and are not subject to division unless they have been used for the common benefit of both spouses. The property division need not necessarily be exactly equal, but it must be equitable. Marital fault may be considered in the division of property.

 

Divorce Mediation

There is no legal provision in Yukon Territory for mediation.


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