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Hello Family Law Act, Goodbye Family Relations Act: upcoming in 2012 and 2013

In the next (approximately) 12-18 months the new Family Law Act will come into force, replacing the Family Relations Act…The Family Law Act was passed in British  Columbia’s legislature on November 23, 2011 and it received Royal Assent on November 24, 2011.  There were some changes that came into effect on November 24, 2011 including the repeal of the obligation to support parents (Section 90 of the Family Relations Act), the repeal of provisions regarding property agreements (section 120.1) and changes to a number of BC acts to use the gender neutral terms when discussing spouses.

The provision regarding parental support was in the news last year when a BC woman sued her adult children for support.

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