HAVE YOU HEARD? | Updated Family Law Resources.

AuthorConley, Lesley

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Families and the Law series

Did you know the Divorce Act changed on March 1st?

To make sure you have access to the most up-to-date legal information, we've updated and refreshed our Families and the Law series. Plus, we've added a few new resources to round out the series. And, they're available in French too!

All of the resources are now available for free on our website. Read, download, print or order a print copy from us.

Families and the Law

Parenting Time and Contact

Families and the Law

Financial Support

Families and the Law

Property Division for Married and Unmarried Couples

Families and the Law

Separation and Divorce

Families and the Law

Resolving Family Law Disputes

Families and the Law

New Parents

Families and the Law

Moving and the Divorce Act

Do you have parenting time, decision-making responsibility or contact with a child? Do you have a court order under the Divorce Act?

If you answered yes to both questions, you must give notice of your move to certain people. Notice requirements apply if you are changing residences or relocating, with or without the children.

A change in residences is any move that is not a relocation.

A relocation is a move that is likely to significantly impact the child's relationship with:

* a person who has parenting time, decision-making responsibility, or an application for a parenting order OR

* a person who has contact with the child under a contact order.

The law does not say how far away a change in residences is versus a relocation. It depends on each family. For one family, moving a certain distance might be a relocation because it significantly affects the child's relationship with others. For another family, moving that same distance might only be a change in residences because the child's relationship with others is not significantly impacted

The court can waive any legal requirements if there is a risk of family violence. You must apply to the court (without giving notice of the court application to the other parties) for permission to waive legal requirements, such as giving notice of a move.

Read your court order. You may not have to give notice if you have parenting time or decisionmaking responsibility in a parenting order, and the order says you do not have to give notice if you are changing residences or relocating.

Families and the Law

Moving With Children

If you share parenting time with other parents or guardians, moving to a new city, province or even...

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