The long awaited amendments to the Divorce Act come into effect today.
The most significant changes relate to:
using the term “parenting responsibilities” instead of “custody” or “access”;
new guidelines regarding parent and child(ren)relocation; and
mandatory consideration of domestic violence, which covers physical, psychological, and financial abuse.
For more information, the Department of Justice has provided an overview of the changes on their website for family’s and professional’s, which are linked below.