The proposed changes will address:
- property rights of married and common-law couples
- guardianship of children and decision-making about children
- enforcing of access
- mobility/relocation issues
- spousal support
- mediation, arbitration and parenting coordination
This is the beginning of the end of a process begun in 2005 with the report of the Family Justice Review Working Group and will culminate in a final draft act being presented to government in early 2011. Of course when the government introduces the draft to the Legislature is up to the government and is anyone's guess.
For additional background to the reform project, click on the "Family Relations Act" label below.