Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Forum on B.C.'s new Family Law Act at Coquitlam campus

In March, the new B.C. Family Law Act came into force, replacing the 32-year-old Family Relations Act.

With the change, couples who have lived together for over two years or who have had a child together now have many of the same legal rights as married couples. For example, upon separation both assets and debts acquired during the relationship would be split equally.

At the same time, married couples who are divorcing will now be encouraged to settle out of court via mediation. Other important changes relate to decisions regarding child custody and protection against domestic violence.

Do you have questions about the personal impact of this legislation?

The TriCities Joint Family Court and Youth Justice Committee will be presenting a forum on the new Family Law Act at the Coquitlam campus on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:00pm in Room A1470.

Speakers will present on the following topics: cohabitation, separation and divorce law; collaborative divorce and children’s rights; and family mediation.

As space is limited, guarantee your free admission by registering here.