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I need more information than this.
Are you saying you started a divorce application first and then you spouse did as well?And what court order is there?
What is your spouse's application for. Your facts are simply not clear enough for me to gain any understanding of what is going on. I am a senior family lawyer in Ontario so please take the time to provide all the necessary information for me to answer.
You are not understanding my question. I understand that you are the applicant in the divorce proceeding. But you said that you received other documents. In there you were noted as the respondent. I am asking what the application is for that your spouse has provided.
That doesn't make any sense. The court would not allow there to be two divorce applications. This is certainly not possible on one file.
Please review the document that you received and confirm with me that it says application for divorce.
This is what I think you have to do. I think you have to go to court house and look at the whole file. What you are concerned about is simply not adding up. It is not possible for you to have started an application for divorce and then your spouse started the second one. It is simply not possible for this to happen. Moreover, even if there was a clerical error and your application was missed, it's not the least possible that they both have the same court file number.
What could have happened is that you are the applicant in the divorce but the respondent in some motion so it is really vital that you go to the courthouse and get copies of all that is in the court file and if you have any questions about it ask a clerk at the courthouse.
You can do that if there is a motion.