Divorce and parenting in the future

Going through divorce is one of the most difficult situations you will ever face. This is magnified if you have a child with your former partner.

When the new Family Law Act went into effect in March 2013, a lot of things changed with respect to family law in British Columbia. As somebody faced with the divorce process, you need to know what is expected of you, how your situation could change, and what you can and cannot do from a parenting perspective.

Here are a few things from the Family Law Act to think about:

  • The best interests of the child is now the only factor that the court looks at when deciding on parenting agreements. In the past, this was one of many factors.
  • New language to include terms such as parental responsibilities, guardianship, and parenting time. While this may not change how the court approaches your situation, it could alter your understanding of the law.

If you are going through divorce, you need to have a clear idea of how this will impact your relationship with your child or children.

Do you have questions about divorce and parenting? How about questions regarding the new Family Law Act? Our law firm can help you better understand your situation, ensuring that you don’t get mixed up with any details that could cause confusion now or in the future.

If you want to learn more about divorce, parenting, and how the court will review your case, visit our webpage entitled “Child Guardianship and Access Lawyers in Metropolitan Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Kelowna.”

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