"The government will introduce the new Family Law Act during this session, to promote early resolution of family law problems."There you have it; change is coming! Here's some background reading:
- My post "The Present Effect of the Proposed Family Law Act" discusses how a bill becomes a law and takes effect.
- Another post, "White Paper Digest," summarizes the highlights of last summer's white paper, the discussion published by the government describing areas of potential reform.
- And you can also read the white paper (PDF) itself.
If the new bill looks anything like the white paper, the law of domestic relations in this province is going to undergo a stem to stern overhaul which will place British Columbia at the forefront of law reform in Canada.
Visit the Legislative Assembly's website at www.leg.bc.ca/39th4th/index.htm to track the introduction and progress of the bill through the legislature.
Update: 14 November 2011
Bill 16, the Family Law Act, was introduced in the provincial legislature today. I've summarized the new legislation in a new post, "Family Law Act Introduced!"