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Changes to the Divorce Act

Changes to the Divorce Act

On March 1, 2021, the federal Divorce Act is changing. As of that date, if you’re in the process of getting a divorce, or are thinking about getting divorced, the new rules will apply to you. Learn about some of the important changes coming to Canada’s divorce law.

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Divorce Act, divorce, divorce & separation, parenting time, contact, decision-making responsibility, parenting arrangement, parenting arrangements, relocations, custody & access, custody, parenting issues after separation