Table 7
Divorce cases by elapsed time from case initiation to divorce judgment, selected provinces and territories, 2010/2011

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Table 7
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
number
Nova ScotiaNote 4 438 413 387 339 360 1,937 5,354
Ontario 11,239 7,848 4,274 2,515 1,399 27,275 53,222
AlbertaNote 4 1,079 2,373 2,071 1,782 1,562 8,867 29,496
Yukon 34 18 17 15 20 104 221
Northwest Territories 23 20 9 6 2 60 136
Nunavut 1 5 3 3 0 12 32
Total 12,814 10,677 6,761 4,660 3,343 38,255 88,461
percent
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.
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