What is the difference between being separated and being divorced?

Blog Post
May 7, 2019
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Spouses are ‘separated’ when one person in the relationship has withdrawn from the relationship without any reasonable prospect of reconciliation or resumption of cohabitation. This means that you can be married and separated at the same time. In fact, in almost all cases, you have to have been separated from your spouse for at least one year before you can divorce. A divorce legally ends the marriage and allows former spouses to remarry.

How Ottawa’s Fauna restaurant fought back to overcome a $900K landlord dispute

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May 6, 2019
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After spending months preparing to launch his new Centretown restaurant Fauna, Jon Svazas received a troubling phone call around midnight just hours before its grand opening. A water pipe had burst in the restaurant, flooding the basement and damaging the dining room. That setback alone would be discouraging for any entrepreneur. But for Svazas, it… Read more »

I have a mental illness. Will this impact my custody or access claim?

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March 22, 2019
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One in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year. Roughly eight percent of adults will have major depression at some point in their lives, and anxiety disorders affect around five percent of the household population.

Canada’s New Parental Sharing Benefit: How Does It Work?

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March 20, 2019
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The Government of Canada announced last September that it would be rolling out a new Employment Insurance (EI) Parental Sharing Benefit. The roll-out was scheduled to take effect in June 2019 but is now available as of March 17, 2019.