Divorce cases by elapsed time from case initiation to divorce judgment, selected provinces and territories, 2010/2011
|Province or territoryNote 2||Elapsed time to divorce judgmentNote 1||Total divorce cases with divorce judgment||Total active divorce casesNote 3|
|Less than or equal to 3 months||Greater than 3 months to 6 months||Greater than 6 months to 12 months||Greater than
12 months to 24 months
|Greater than 24 months|
|Nova ScotiaNote 4||438||413||387||339||360||1,937||5,354|
|Nova ScotiaNote 4||23||21||20||18||19||100||Note …: not applicable|
|Ontario||41||29||16||9||5||100||Note …: not applicable|
|AlbertaNote 4||12||27||23||20||18||100||Note …: not applicable|
|Yukon||33||17||16||14||19||100||Note …: not applicable|
|Northwest Territories||38||33||15||10||3||100||Note …: not applicable|
|Nunavut||8||42||25||25||0||100||Note …: not applicable|
|Total||33||28||18||12||9||100||Note …: not applicable|
1. Divorce judgment refers to the order for divorce granted by a court in a divorce case. On taking effect, a divorce judgment legally ends a marriage. Normally the divorce judgment becomes effective on the 31st day after the date of the judgment.
2. Excludes data from Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia due to the unavailability of data.
3. Refers to court cases that had activity or were initiated during the year.
4. In a small number of cases in Nova Scotia and Alberta, the date of case initiation was unknown therefore the elapsed time to divorce judgment could not be calculated. This results in some undercounting.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Civil Court Survey.