It is probably obvious that people may separate as they see fit.

There may be adverse consequences to just walking out. The court may well consider that the
children should remain in the home, pending resolution and it may be some time before you can
have the home sold and the proceeds divided, but people may still separate as they choose.

The date of separation affects the division of property. The Ontario scheme for division of
property seeks to divide up all of the property of the married spouse from the date of the marriage
to the date of separation.

Please note: If you are involved  in a matrimonial dispute, we
strongly recommend that you retain a lawyer to represent
you at the first  possible opportunity;
This site and this note are designed only to acquaint you with a
few (and only a few) of the issues that may affect you.
It is not intended as legal advice on any specific case.
You are well advised to retain the services of an
experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
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