One of the significant changes brought about by the new Family Law Act is in the area of family violence, as briefly described in this Vancouver Sun article. In the words of BC Attorney General Shirley Bond, the new Act is about “ensuring children’s interest and safety are given the utmost priority”. Our newly updated common question directs you to three publications that can help you get started on understanding how the new law would deal with the subject matter.
The common question “What happens with parenting of the children in cases of wife abuse?” features the following resources on Clicklaw:
- Live Safe – End Abuse: Parenting provides brief information on your custody, guardianship and access rights.
- Surviving Relationship Violence and Abuse explains what women can do to protect themselves and their children.
- The Family Law Act: A Plain Language Guide for Women who have experienced abuse explains sections of the Family Law Act that affect women leaving or thinking of leaving an abusive relationship, including what happens with children after separation.
You may also want to check out Clicklaw’s common question: I want to learn more about the new BC Family Law Act. It features helpful resources for navigating the new BC Family Law Act.