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Luke’s Place partners with CLEO to provide a webinar series on family law issues for women leaving abusive relationships. The first in the series looks at the changes to the Divorce Act. In June 2019, the federal government passed Bill C-78, which introduced major revisions –the first in more than 20 years – to the…

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In the final dash to get legislation passed before Parliament recessed for the summer, only to head straight into an election campaign in the fall, some important bills managed to make it to Royal Assent. Any bills that did not pass Third Reading in the Senate and obtain Royal Assent by last Friday are now…

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Bill C-78, which passed Third Reading in the Senate on Wednesday, contains significant changes to the Divorce Act and may soon become law. The full name of C-78 is An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make…

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