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When parents separate, they have to make some basic decisions about their children. Where will they live? How will they make decisions about the children? How much time will they spend with each parent?
 
When parents separate, they have to make some basic decisions about their children. Where will they live? How will they make decisions about the children? How much time will they spend with each parent?
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There are two laws that deal with these issues: the federal [http://canlii.ca/t/7vbw ''Divorce Act''] and BC’s [http://canlii.ca/t/8q3k ''Family Law Act'']. The ''Divorce Act'' only applies to parents who are (or used to be) '''married''' to each other. The Family Law Act applies to '''all''' parents. It applies whether the parents are:
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There are two laws that deal with these issues: the federal [http://canlii.ca/t/7vbw ''Divorce Act''] and BC’s [http://canlii.ca/t/8q3k ''Family Law Act'']. The ''Divorce Act'' only applies to parents who are (or used to be) '''married''' to each other. The ''Family Law Act'' applies to '''all''' parents. It applies whether the parents are:
    
* married or unmarried spouses,
 
* married or unmarried spouses,
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