Posted in Location, Ontario, Scarborough, Separation by Questions on November 18, 2015
Is it necessary to get a legal separation if there are no assets? We are a common law couple of 19 years with 2 children. For the past 7 years (give or take) we have not really been a couple but continue to live in the same home. We do not share a bedroom or bank account. Can I just call Revenue Canada and change my status to single and get on with my life? Or does this need to be a legal thing? If it has to be done legally, does it have to be filed before we stop living together or can we go our separate ways then file once we are settled in our new homes? Custody and child support is not an issue, but will be dealt with legally for the sake of the kids.
Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.