Caution:  This page contains ONLY GENERAL LEGAL INFORMATION. 
It is NOT LEGAL ADVICE nor a replacement for talking to a lawyer
and getting legal advice about your case.    
The law can be complicated and the details of a case can be even more complicated! 
There are exceptions for every rule. 


What you do not know can harm you.  Do not rely on general legal information.



There are services available to assist people who have separated.  Some are fully or partially subsidized.

These counselling , educational, and other services can help with:

  • reconciliation;

  • adapting to separation:

  • parenting when separated;

  • issues that impact family relationships, such as:

    • alcohol or drug abuse;​

    • mental health problems;

    • anger problems; and

    • educational challenges

    • financial management

In addition there are services to help resolve family law disputes.

Lawyers can help resolve the legal issues, but this is not enough if there are underlying problems that continue.  If you (or others in your family) are having problems, seek help.

You can obtain referrals from:

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