The New Family Law Act and Mediation

The Family Law Act came into force on March 18, 2013 and replaces the Family Relations Act. The Act puts the safety and best interests of the child first when families decide not to live together anymore and encourages families to use out-of-court options (e.g. mediation) to resolve their disputes.

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finances after separation, parenting after separation, asset division, dividing property, parenting rights and responsibilities, family home in divorce proceeding or common law situation, contact with child, fair process, leaving wife/husband, separating from spouse or common law partner, making changes to family situation, kids and their rights, blended family, custody guardianship & access