42. How to Get a “Legal Separation” in Ontario
How to Get a “Legal Separation” in Ontario
One of the most common family law questions is “how to register a separation.” People have just separated, people who are thinking about separating and people who think they may be separated wonder what they have to do to “make it official”. The first things to do after separation is the topic in this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast.
In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how a “separation” becomes legal in Ontario – for both married and common law couples. He also explains the significance of the date of separation for support and property division, as well as some of the implications for employment benefits programs and income tax. John also explains the steps you need to start to address, and resolve, all the issues arising from separation. This podcast can help people who are separating avoid making big family law mistakes.
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