Information for professionals

Changes to Canada’s family laws were made in June 2019, with a coming into force date of July 1, 2020. Due to extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada deferred the coming into force date of changes to the Divorce Act to March 1, 2021. Changes to federal support enforcement laws will come into force at different times over the next two to three years. Watch this page for information about the changes and new duties for professionals, as well as to access accredited training modules.

Overview of changes to family laws

Learn more about the changes to family laws.

Changes to the Divorce Act explained

A detailed explanation of the meaning and intention of each amendment to the Divorce Act.

Training for professionals

Online courses developed for legal advisers will be available soon.

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