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Divorce and Separation

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Married Woman Earnings

Dower and Tenancy by Courtesy

Compulsory Support of Married Woman by Husband and Protection Orders

Divorce and Separation

Wills and Intestasy

Trustees, Executors, Tutors

Illegitimate Children




Neglect in Childbirth and Concealing of Dead Body






R.S. 1897.

There is no divorce court in Ontario. Those seeking divorce must do so through the Senate of Canada.

The High Court has power to grant alimony to any wife entitled to such by the law of England or to any wife who would be entitled by the law of England to a divorce and alimony.

The High Court has also power to declare a marriage void if solemnized illegally.

Alberta and Saskatchewan

No divorce court in these provinces.

The Supreme Courts deal with alimony and validity of marriages the same as in Ontario.

Persons seeking divorce must do so through the Senate of Canada.

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