Good for you for getting prepared. Having been in a similar position many years ago (in the US) I can truthfully say that your best bet is to consult an attorney for advice. I don't know how Canadian law works, but many attorneys here in the States offer free consults in such situations. Usually it only takes 15 or 20 minutes of their time, and they don't bother billing for it in the hope that they'll eventually get the case when the time comes.
I have used FindLaw.com to research various legal issues, but it can be very cumbersome to comb through and find what you need. I'm not sure that the site even covers Canadian law. You might try to Google a similar site for that and see what you can find.
I've read your previous posts about
your marriage, and I applaud you for taking the initiative to find out where you stand legally. Having been through this sort of thing myself, and with depression on top of it, I understand completely how difficult it is. Having taken the step of even asking about
your rights, you prove yourself to be stronger than you probably think you are. Be proud of yourself!
Living in the Republic of Texas minus a gallbladder, a couple of cervical discs, appendix, uterus, and 18" of colon; but living with my wonderful husband, 2 dogs, 1 cockatiel, and 2 gold fish.