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Out-of-court dispute resolution focus of latest Divorce Act overhaul | Lorne Wolfson

Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 8:23 AM | By Lorne Wolfson

In the most significant overhaul of the Divorce Act since its enactment in 1985, the federal government has proposed significant changes to the way family law disputes are resolved in Canada.

Many of the changes proposed were recommended by experts in the field years ago. Others reflect changes in public values regarding how these disputes should be resolved.

The Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO) applauds these changes.

While Bill C-78 is exhaustive (191 pages) and will require careful study, the following are some of...