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In June 2019, the Government of Canada made changes to federal family laws. Although some of the Divorce Act amendments came into force upon Royal Assent, most of the amendments will come into force on March 1, 2021.

The Department of Justice Canada has been developing a series of online courses about the recent amendments. They have been prepared with legal advisers in mind, but will also be helpful to anyone wanting to understand more about the new legislation. These courses provide a detailed explanation of the new provisions along with links to helpful resources developed by the Department of Justice Canada. Law Society accreditation information will be provided for each course.

This page will be updated with additional courses as soon as they become available.

Introduction to Federal Family Law Amendments

The first course in this series is Introduction to Federal Family Law Amendments. While this course focuses primarily on the amendments to the Divorce Act, it also briefly describes amendments made to the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the changes relating to two international Conventions touching on matters of family law.

Duration: 75 minutes

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