Hence, a "separation" is defined by the preceding word (marriage or divorce) that gives it it's proper definition.Divorce or separation can be either temporary or permanent, depending on who the initiator is.
When WE have divorced our spouse from our own selfish heart, we can take them back — remarry them, if they have not already remarried.
However, if they have already married someone else and their spouse divorced them or died, we are not allowed to marry them again.
In Canada, each Province has its own property legislation which in some cases is similar to that of Ontario but not necessarily the same.
For the rules about dividing property, does it make a difference whether the couple were married or living common law? For most family law issues, it does not matter if you and your spouse were legally married or living common-law.
Marital problems are among the only reasons to bring about the breaking point in a marriage with no other way out but dissolution.