Recent Changes to Family Law in British Columbia
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JP Boyd on Family Law is undergoing updates. Some information is out-of-date, especially information about Provincial Court (rules, forms, and procedures), parenting after separation and moving away after separation under the Divorce Act. Read more under:
The Divorce Act has been around since 1985. It hadn't changed much over the last 35 years or so, except when the Child Support Guidelines were introduced in 1997 as a regulation to the Act. On 1 March 2021 it changed a lot.
On 18 June 2019, Parliament passed Bill C-78, "An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act." The changes to the Divorce Act, and to the other laws listed in that very long title, came into effect on 1 March 2021. This page provides an overview of some of the more important amendments to the Divorce Act.
The federal Divorce Act