When a relationship is no longer working a couple may decide to separate, in some cases it is temporary while in others this can be the beginning of the divorce process. In the case of a separation where one of the partners moves out of the family home it can not only be emotionally devastating but can lead to confusion and worry about the future.

If the relationship has been damaged beyond repair, married couples need to be separated for at least a year before they can file for divorce in Canada. During this time, it is important to regain your footing as you try and heal from the loss. The way that the separation will proceed differs for couples that were married and those that were not. In particular, the way property and other assets are divided will be different depending on whether or not you were legally married.

For a married couple things are usually divided equally. However, unmarried partners are not entitled to an equal share of the assets or property but each partner will be required to contribute to the financial care of any children that were a result of the relationship.

Jag and his team are experts in family law matters you can trust us to know our way around the law and represent your interests to ensure that you get a fair settlement, regardless of the legal status of your relationship. Our lawyers understand that separation can be difficult and perplexing for those involved. We are here to help you understand the process. You will never be left in the dark but rather we will be alongside you every step of the way, letting you know what comes next.

Call us today for your free consultation and see how we can help secure your future in this confusing time. Our lines are open 24 hours every day of the week, 1-888-524-8475.

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