Information for families

If you are experiencing divorce or separation, new changes to family laws may soon affect you. Changes to Canada’s family laws were made in June 2019. Most of the amendments to the Divorce Act will come into force on July 1, 2020.  Changes to federal support enforcement laws will come into force within two years. Keep watching this page for more information on what the changes mean for you and your family.

Overview of changes to family laws

Learn how new changes to family laws may affect you.

Parenting arrangements after separation or divorce

Learn how the new laws will affect your parenting arrangements.

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