Jeremy: Parents have legal responsibilities when they separateWhen two people stop living together. They need to decide what will happen to their kids and how they will divide the things they own.
When a couple that is married decides not to live together anymore, they separateWhen two people stop living together. If they want to end their marriageA legal agreement that allows two people to live together in a legal union, they need to go to court to get a divorce.
Couples who are not married do not need to get a divorce to split up.
The laws about divorceA legal way for two people to end their marriage are the same across Canada. Couples get divorced the same way everywhere in Canada.