Divorce and Separation

If you separate or divorce, you will need to make many important decisions such as where you will live and how you will manage your finances. If you have children, their needs must be your priority. As a first step, learn about your rights and responsibilities. Some family laws are federal while others are provincial or territorial. It is important to understand which family laws apply to your situation.

If you are concerned about your safety during this emotional time, the Family Violence section of this website has information that might help you protect yourself and your children.

This website provides general information. Family law is complex. You are encouraged to contact a lawyer for help with family law issues.

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