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5 Things To Know About Separation And Divorce

Have you been thinking about Separation or Divorce?

It's important to know that many factors can contribute to a relationship breakdown. In many cases, people simply grow apart and decide to pursue a new direction in life. Relationships can also deteriorate due to external circumstances such as; finances, careers, infidelity, and or just the stress and pressure of everyday life. Unfortunately, we see relationship breakdowns daily, but it's important to know you're not alone, and yes, there is life after divorce.

While Separation and or Divorce can be a mentally draining process for all parties involved, understanding the legal process and acquiring expert legal representation can help alleviate some of the stress and pressure of the process.

5 Important Things to Know About Separation and Divorce:

  1. A Separation is when a couple decides to live separately due to unresolved problems within the relationship—any couple, whether common law or legally married, can enter into a separation.

  2. A Divorce is when the courts grant a legally married couple a legal separation. Only legally married couples who have been separated for one year can be granted a divorce.

  3. The Divorce Act is a federal law that applies across Canada. The Divorce Act applies to legally married couples who have applied for or been granted a divorce.

  4. The Divorce Act sets out rules for

    1. Reason for the Divorce

    2. Child Support

    3. Spousal Support

    4. Parenting Arrangements

  5. Each province and territory has its own rules and regulations about child and spousal support, child access, and division of property.

Federal, provincial, and territorial laws regarding Divorce in Canada make Family Law extremely complex. It is always advised to acquire legal representation to ensure that you are equipped with the tools and legal advice to navigate this complex legal system.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.


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