Separation and Separation Agreements

There are three different ways to separate from your spouse. This script discusses what they are, and the relationship between separating and getting a divorce. It discusses when to prepare a separation agreement and what might be covered in a separation agreement.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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January 2014 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

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Chinese (simplified) (PDF)
Mandarin (audio/podcast)
Punjabi (PDF)

resource type
divorce, separation, separation agreement, spouse, custody, access, mediation, collaborative family law, negotiation, uncontested divorce, family assets, property division, family breakup, moving out, Dial-A-Law
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