Separation & Divorce

The COVID-19 pandemic led to changes for people going through separation and divorce. Please see our new COVID-19 updates section for up-to-date information.

Separating from your partner means you no longer share a life together. You don't need to sign a document or go to court to separate.

Separation ends a common-law relationship. But if you're married, separation is only the first step.

The only way to legally end your marriage in BC is by getting a divorce order from a judge.