Divorce Status when You Move to Another Country

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Clients sometimes ask whether moving to another country would have an impact on the status of divorce.

If you have already started your divorce in BC before you moved to another country, you can check the status of your divorce application with your family lawyer or by contacting the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings for Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.

Also, if you were married in BC and want to get a divorce while you are living in another country, you are not required to do your divorce in BC (just because you were married in BC), generally. 

As long as your divorce in the country in which you are living is valid, then it is also recognized in BC.  Even if you move back to BC in the future, the divorce will still be valid in BC.