Guide to the New BC Family Law Act

On March 18, 2013 a whole new Family Law Act will come into force in British Columbia. The new Act overhauls the BC family law system and brings with it many changes. Among the more sweeping changes are a greater focus on the child, emphasis on settling matters out of court, how property is dealt with on marriage breakdown, and new rules about when a guardian wants to move with a child. The Legal Services Society has published an excellent guidebook that summarizes the highlights of the new Act in approachable, plain language format. See the Guide to the New BC Family Law Act.

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