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Bar gives good initial reviews to Ottawa’s proposal to put best interests of kids first in divorce overhaul

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 5:43 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Family law lawyers were giving mostly positive early reviews to the Trudeau government’s proposed overhaul of the antiquated Divorce Act — but they also reserved final judgment until they parse the hefty 192-page bill that proposes to modernize laws relating to child custody/access, child support, child relocation and parental abduction.

In the first major divorce reforms since the watershed child support guidelines were enacted in 1997, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced in the Commons on May 22 Bill C-78 which would amend the Divorce Act, the...