Did you know it costs a whole lot more to get divorced than it ever cost to get married in the first place?
I'm talking the court costs only that everyone has to pay. Not the option expenses like the wedding or splitting of assets or child support. Just the actual filing and registration costs.
To get married, at least in BC all you have to do is apply for a marriage licence. That costs $100.00.
To get divorced you have to prepare a whole lot of paper work:
- Filing the first set of divorce papers $200.00
- Registration of Divorce $10.00
- Swearing of Affidavit $40.00
- Final Application $80.00
- Certificate of Divorce $40.00
The minimum cost to get divorced $370.00.
We filed our first set of paperwork back on March 12th, 2013.
We just filed four more forms this week. The requisition, the certificate of pleadings, the affidavit and the final order. Why so long? Because we didn't realise they hadn't been filed! They have now.
The Courts are running about 6 months behind so we have that long to wait to see if our divorce is finalised or if it's rejected because we missed checking one measly box on a form. Keep your fingers crossed.