How do I get legally separated in Ontario?
In Ontario, there is no such thing as a “legal separation.” Whether you and your spouse or partner are separated is an issue of fact that you either agree on or gets decided by the court for the purpose of determining other issues in the case. Generally, when one person no longer wants or intends a marriage or relationship to continue, by that point there is a factual separation. However, spouses can be living under the same roof and still be separated as a finding of fact.
When spouses or common law partners separate, usually the next step is trying to come to an agreement about issues in dispute, such as custody, access, support and property. This requires a negotiation or, in some cases, litigation in the court where a judge makes the decision.
The lawyers at Modern Family Law LLP can help you with your separation or divorce. Call 647-DIVORCE or use our contact form to find out more.