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Are you now habitually resident in the UK?
I understand. My view is that you should feel the application in the UK, this is where you are resident.
It will be difficult to take any kind of control over proceedings that take place in Canada. Is this the advice you have had so far or are you looking to file in Canada rather than the UK?
I understand. As you are resident in the UK you can consider filing in the UK.
Your wife can attend any hearing by video link or telephone, if required.
It may be simpler from the perspective that you can instruct someone locally to deal with it for you.
As your children are both 18, it would be a case of considering both your position and that of your wife in order to fairly divide any assets, including the family home.
The court in the UK can order that property abroad is sold if need be.
I hope that this assists?