Your legal rights and obligations on separation are governed by provincial and federal family law legislation and case law. However, other statutes such as the Income Tax Act or the Succession Law Reform Act often affect things. The interplay between the various pieces of legislation as modified by the courts through case law is highly complex. Only a lawyer is properly qualified to interpret and apply the law to your specific context.
While information can never take the place of qualified legal advice, the following government websites offer some general education regarding family law legislation: