Dissolution of a civil union

A civil union is dissolved by:

  • a joint notarial declaration stating that the spouses no longer wish to live together;
  • the death of one of the spouses;
  • the marriage of the spouses to each other;
  • a court judgment.

The dissolution of a civil union because of marriage or death does not require any special formalities—the civil union is automatically dissolved.

Regulation to amend the Regulation of the Superior Court of Québec in family matters

The parties in a family law case must attest to whether or not they are subject to:

•    A civil protection order under section 509 of the Code of Civil Procedure or a request related to such an order;
•    An order, application, agreement or decision related to youth protection;
•    An order, indictment, undertaking or recognizance related to a criminal matter.

Parties who fall into any of the above situations must file a notice with the court office and, if applicable, attach documentary evidence. The same applies if the situation changes in the course of proceedings.

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