The Divorce Act Changes Explained


Family justice services
(Section 2(1), Divorce Act)

New section

family justice services means public or private services intended to help persons deal with issues arising from separation or divorce; (services de justice familiale)

Old section


What is the change

The amendment defines “family justice services,” in the context of duties of legal advisers.

Reason for the change

There are many types of family justice services that are helpful to families in the context of separation or divorce. Services such as mediation and parent education can help family members cope with separation or divorce.


March 1, 2021.