May 30, 2018

Why Ottawa's changes to the Divorce Act don't go far enough — Laurie Pawlitza discusses the changes in the National Post

Last week, Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced a bill to amend the Divorce Act and other pieces of federal family law legislation in the House of Commons. The Ministry of Justice’s Charter Statement accompanying Bill C-78 announced the changes as ones that will “modernize” federal family law and “promote faster, more cost-effective and lasting solutions to family law disputes.”

While the aim of the bill is a lofty one, the federal government’s ability to address family law issues is limited through no fault of its own, making wholesale change to the family law system difficult.

This article was published in the National Post. To read the full article, please click here.

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