October 16, 2012
New B.C. Law
From the Vancouver Sun:
Veteran Vancouver family lawyer Craig Neville says he's excited over the sea change about to occur in the way B.C. families fall apart.
On March 18, the 1978 Family Relations Act will be replaced by the Family Law Act and the provincial landscape of divorce and separation will change dramatically.
Billed as bringing family law into the 21st century, the legislation was the result of five years of extensive research and consultation.
It is designed not only to trans-form how we split up, but also to address a court system bursting at the seams. It allows family matters to be resolved out-side court, where appropriate, through agreements, mediation and parenting coordination.
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There has been a lot of talk about the B.C. Family Law Act for the past five years. Basically my understanding of it is this: the B.C. family laws are old and outdated and so too are the family law procedures followed in the B.C. legal system. As a result the B.C. legal system is clogged up with a bunch of family law cases. Under the laws of the new Act, the B.C. dissolution process will be expedited which in turn will unclog the legal system.
Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Oct 29, 2012 7:40:22 PM