88 – Can You Be Legally Separated and Not Know It?


Can You Be Legally Separated and Not Know It?

Spouses and parents who feel their marriage or relationship is in trouble, frequently ask about how to go about getting a legal separation. But some of them may be legally separated already, even if they do not know it!

There are no formal steps that anyone has to take to separate from their spouse. However, the date a couple separates can be very important, especially for married couples and can really affect how things work out, especially financially.

Since the date of separation is not necessarily the date that one spouse moves out, in this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how to know if you are separated.

If you found this episode helpful, check out these other episodes on similar topics:

86 – 4 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Divorce

83 – What Mistakes Do People Make When Doing Their Own Separation Agreement?

81 – When Can You Throw Out Your Ex’s Stuff?

73 – The Impact of the Crazy Real Estate Market on Separation & Divorce

69 – How Fast Can You Get Divorced in Ontario?

61 – Why You Won’t Get Custody of Your Kids

58 – Will My Ex Get the House If We Divorce?

The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available as a $9.99 Kindle eBook, Kobo eBook, or iBook for your iPad or iPhone and as a paperback from Amazon and better bookstores. Get it here: https://schumanlaw.ca/family-law-guide.html

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To contact John Schuman, Certified Specialist in Family Law, call 416-446-5847, email him at john.schuman@devrylaw.ca, or use the form on this page.

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