What is the difference between separation and divorce?
Once a person decides the relationships is over and starts to live separate and apart from each other with no intention of reconciling, they can begin to “undo the marriage”.
A separation agreement spells out the practical details between the couple. Usually couples work on a separation agreement and then proceed to file for a divorce after one year. If you plan to remarry a certificate of divorce must be issued by the courts under the Canadian Divorce Act.