There are many different ways that you can leave your partner, but it is important to be aware of the LEGAL CONSEQUENCES of your choice.
WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAW WHEN I WANT TO LEAVE MY PARTNER?
Canada has many laws which protect and support spouses when they decide to end their relationship. The Canadian legal system provides you with both RIGHTS and OBLIGATIONS specifically designed to make this difficult time in your life a bit easier.
For example, even if your husband owns your family home, if you are married and get divorced, you have right to the value of half the house.
DO THE LAWS CHANGE DEPENDING ON WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP I AM IN?
There are different laws depending on whether you are in a marriage (religious or civil), a civil union, or a de facto relationship.
Click the images below to learn the different ways to leave your partner, and the legal effects of doing so.