Changes to the Divorce Act were implemented on March 1, 2021. We’ve broken down the federal legislation into a six part series due to the quantity of important changes implemented. We hope to provide helpful dialogue for parties involved in family law matters and professionals in the family justice system to understand the changes.
Part 2B: Best Interests of the Child (cont’d)
In this episode, Ontario family lawyers continue to discuss new sections added to the Divorce Act, focusing primarily on family violence. This new legislation encompasses aspects of family law matters that were often already taken into consideration by lawyers and the court. That is not to say the changes are not long overdue. The court is now required to examine several factors to make the best decision for the victim and perpetrator, that is ultimately in the best interests of the child.
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