Law Reform Ideas Incorporated Into British Columbia's New Family Law Act
Earlier this week, the proposed Family Law Act was introduced in the British Columbia legislature after a major review of family legislation in the province. It is intended to overhaul the Family Relations Act.
The British Columbia Law Institute, a law reform body, reported yesterday that the legislation will implement recommendations for changes to family law contained in four of its reports:
- Report on Pension Division on Marriage Breakdown (BCLI Report No. 44, 2006);
- Report on the Parental Support Obligation in Section 90 of the Family Relations Act (BCLI Report No. 48, 2007);
- Report on Appointing a Guardian and Standby Guardianship (BCLI Report No. 30, 2004); and
- Report on the Need for Uniform Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Rules in Domestic Property Proceedings (BCLI Report No. 1, 1998).