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Lawyers back Family Law Act change, but say disability definition may become issue

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:51 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario government has introduced an amendment to the province’s Family Law Act that would make all children with disabilities eligible for child support regardless of whether their parents were ever married.

“Our government believes that everyone is entitled to the financial support they need regardless of the makeup of their family,” said Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, in a statement.

Naqvi added that the government’s introduction to the amendment in its fall economic statement, released Nov. 14, would expand eligibility for support payments to those...