27 February 2021

Divorce Act amendments coming into force on March 1, 2021

The Divorce Act amendments from 2019 are finally coming into force on March 1, 2021, after being delayed for almost a year because of the pandemic.

The Department of Justice's (DOJ) "Divorce Act Changes Explained" compares the previous version of the Divorce Act to the amended version.  The DOJ has compiled resources for lawyers and families. 

The amendments are mainly focused on parenting provisions.  They include references to parenting plans, which have long been a component of Separation Agreements created through the Collaborative process