42- How to Get a “Legal Separation” in Ontario

Ontario Family Law Podcast


42 - 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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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 a paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to child custody, child access or parenting after separation should rely on both of them for  give easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to their case and what are the best ways to address their concerns.  The book also covers all the other related family law issues, such as child support, spousal support, property division and restraining orders.  To get your copy of the book, click on the picture of the book above and to the left.


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, John Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5869, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”


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