On September 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm Andrew J. Kania, LL.B., LL.M. said: No. It only takes one person to decide that a married couple is now separated. If he commences a divorce Application it can be defended against, which would delay the divorce, if there are valid grounds, such as the need to divide property or if adequate child support is not being paid. Feel free to call me at: (866) 557-3222 for a free consultation. (The information provided above is general, not legal advice, as circumstances vary from case to case. Thus, if you wish legal advice that you can rely upon for your specific case, please contact Andrew Kania for a free consultation).