Petition for Divorce (Form 72A) End Notes – Petition for Divorce (Form 72A) 12. RESIDENCE AND JURISDICTION – Residence Under the Divorce Act you or the respondent means the place where you are now living. 1. When you ﬁle your petition, the Registrar will assign a ﬁle number. You need to put this must live in a province for at least one year number on all your court documents. before the ﬁling of the petition for Divorce. 2. You only need to complete one side of this form 13. CHILDREN – Check whether the support (either the English or French side.) arrangements proposed in paragraph 7(k) agree with the guidelines. You only need to write 3. See Appendix 5 to choose the judicial district for down the children that are dependants and your county. that you are requesting support for. 4. Give your full name as it appears on the marriage 14. OTHER COURT PROCEEDINGS – Give the details certiﬁcate. if you or your spouse have started other court 5. Give the full name and address of the proceedings concerning the marriage or the respondent. Your spouse is the respondent. children of the marriage. 6. Write the language (English or French) you 15. SEPARATION AGREEMENTS – Give details about prefer to use in the divorce hearing, if there is a any agreements and attach a copy. hearing. 16. COLLUSION, CONDONATION AND CONNIVANCE – 7. Leave this blank. When the Registrar receives Strike out paragraph 10(b) because the Petition for Divorce, the Registrar will add condonation and connivance apply to adultery the full date. or cruelty. 8. CLAIM – Make your claim very clear. If you are 17. PLACE OF TRIAL – The place of trial must be the asking the court for custody or access, write the same as the judicial district. See note 3. request in this place. Write down if you are 18. DECLARATION OF PETITIONER – Include your asking for support for yourself or a child. If you full address. It must be a street address. Also, would like to have provisions of a separation include your mailing address if that is different agreement included, refer speciﬁcally to the than your street adress. provisions. Attach a copy of the separation agreement to the Petition for Divorce. DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN AND DATE THIS FORM ON THE LAST PAGE, AND INCLUDE YOUR ADDRESS IN 9. RECONCILIATION – If you and your spouse did THE SPACE PROVIDED FOR IT. not try to reconcile, strike out paragraph (b). If you did try to reconcile, write out what efforts you made. 10. PARTICULARS OF MARRIAGE – Attach the original or certiﬁed copy of your marriage certiﬁcate. Make sure that the information in the Petition for Divorce is the same as the information on the marriage certiﬁcate. 11. Place the maiden name in this blank, rather than a former surname from a previous marriage.