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Is a religious divorce “legal”?

In short: a religious divorce is not a legally recognized way to end a marriage in Canada.

If you are practicing a religion that requires a religious divorce (for example, to remarry) than you may need to acquire a religious divorce in addition to your legal divorce.

In this case, it is important to outline that the courts cannot grant your religious divorce at the same time as granting your legal divorce. You will have to receive this religious divorce separately, likely from your religious organization.