A mensa et thoro is a legal Latin expression meaning „table and bed“, often translated as „bed and board“, in which „board“ is a word for „table“. Separation a mensa and thoro is essentially a separation that is sanctioned by a court order, which means that the spouses can live separately legally, but they are still legally married. The legitimacy of a future child born to the couple remains intact and the spouses must not remarry legally. This type of separation allows the couple to live separately without fear of being tried for „desertion“. (In some jurisdictions, demonstrable „desertion“ is a legal basis for divorce.) An agreement that requires payment for the use of the property, under which the owner of property, such as a car or dwelling, waives the right to occupy and use that property in exchange for a sum of money. An „owner“ is the person who retains ownership of the property and receives money for its use. A „tenant“ is the person who acquires the right to own and use the property. Legal separation without dissolution (sometimes legal separation, separate alimony, divorce from a cafeteria and thoro or divorce from bed and food) is a legal procedure in which a couple can formalize a de facto separation while remaining legally married. Legal separation is granted in the form of a court order. In cases where children are involved, a decision of the legal separation court often makes custody agreements for the children that set out sole custody or joint parenthood as well as child support.  Some couples obtain a separation without legal breakdown as an alternative to divorce, based on moral or religious objections to divorce.  The way a separation agreement can handle the division of family property and family debt is virtually unlimited.
Under the Family Act, any spouse may retain the property he or she has introduced into the relationship and participate in the property purchased during the relationship. It is considered that the spouses are half responsible for all debts contracted during the relationship. However, you may make any other arrangements you wish, as long as you both agree to these agreements and they are reasonably fair. A separation agreement usually contains the following provisions: If you are not open and honest about your finances, it probably means that you will not be able to rely on the agreement in the future. Post-commencement comparisons may be considered separation agreements where the terms of the settlement are complex or where there are doubts as to the ability to include a provision of the settlement in a court order. . . .