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CBA seeks ‘immediate’ divorce reforms to end harm to thousands of kids in support and relocation cases

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 5:44 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Family law lawyers are asking Ottawa to “take immediate steps” to update the Divorce Act and end decades of unfairness and litigation harmful to thousands of children whose parents divorce.

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) recently wrote federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on an urgent basis to advise her that the creaky 1986 divorce law — which has not seen a major overhaul in the intervening years — continues to generate distressing and unaffordable legal fights over parental requests to relocate with their children, as well as...