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    I've not been living with my wife for 10 months already. Am I legally separated from her? If I buy properties (a house) after I am separated from her? If I buy properties (a house) after I am separated, what happens? It is considered a conjugal property?
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    No. Legal separation in Ontario usually means that you no longer reside in the
    same residence or if you do then you lead separate lives under one roof. Thereafter, any
    property purchased after separation cannot be the subject of valuation for the purposes of
    equalizing your respective net worth positions, which in family law is called you "net
    family property." However, there are exceptions to this rule if you have used jointlyowned funds to buy property shortly after you separated a court would likely rule that the
    property must be shared equally.

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