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Changes to the Divorce Act

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The federal Divorce Act changed on March 1, 2021. If you’re in the process of getting a divorce, or are married and thinking about getting a divorce, the new rules apply to you. They apply even if your case started before the changes to the Divorce Act. Learn about some of the important changes to Canada’s divorce law.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in March 2021
  • Time to read: 5 minutes

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JP Boyd, KC, Boyd Arbitration Chambers

JP Boyd, KC, Boyd Arbitration Chambers

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.

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Dial-A-Law has more information on Divorce & separation in the section on Families + Children.