The Divorce Act Changes Explained
Best interests of child – additional factors to be considered
Impact of the relocation on the child
(Section 16.92(1)(b), Divorce Act)
(b) the impact of the relocation on the child;
What is the change
As part of its analysis of the best interests of the child in a proposed relocation, the court must consider the impact on the child.
Reason for the change
Understanding the impact of a relocation on the child is essential to an assessment of the best interests of the child. The court may, for example, compare the advantages and disadvantages to the child of the proposed relocation.
March 1, 2021.
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