We have prepared a short list of all the provinces and territories to help you understand how long you need to live together to be in common law in Canada. There is no formal procedure necessary for common law couples to separate and no divorce is necessary. Common law couples can dissolve their connection at any time without the need for legal action. But if you have to go to court, the court can`t change the agreement. It can only annul (annul) part of the agreement, or even the entire agreement, and replace it with a court order. But he has to look at certain things before he can do it. The court can only enforce an agreement if you have filed it in court. You can submit the agreement to the court at any time, but it`s a good idea to submit it shortly after signing.