There are a few variables that impact the cost of a divorce in Canada, including the length of the marriage and the country of residence.The average cost of a full divorce in Canada is $29,088, according to the Canadian Institute for Family Health. This figure does not include legal fees, which can range from $4,000 to $10,000 or more.Divorce can be costly for couples with young children. The average cost of full custody is $38,200 per year, according to the Children’s Aid Society of British Columbia. Part-time custody costs an average of $21,100 per year.In addition to legal fees and out-of-pocket expenses like child support and alimony, couples may be eligible for financial assistance through government programs or private insurers.The following organizations may provide financial assistance or support to divorced parents: the federal government’s Families Program; the provincial or territorial government’s Child Support Program; or private insurers like Mutuium Health or Manulife Financial Group.
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