Government of New Brunswick


The purpose of this guide is to assist individuals, when appropriate, to prepare the required documents and forms in order to file for their own divorce.


The guide is only recommended for couples who have been separated for over one year and who have settled all related issues such as support payments, custody and marital property division. The spouse who is seeking a divorce must also be able to arrange to serve the documents on the other spouse. The cost of a divorce using this guide is estimated at between $125 and $250.


If your marriage has broken down and you are thinking about using this guide to file for a divorce, please read through it very carefully. First, you should determine if the guide is intended for your situation. Next, you should become familiar with the process, the forms and documents that are appropriate in your situation, the timelines, and the procedures for filing and serving documents in a proper fashion.