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From Justice Canada
Justice Canada is pleased to announce the following new resources available on the Justice Canada website to help you understand the 2021 amendments to the Divorce Act.
Three new free and accredited courses:
This course provides an overview of the amendments to the Divorce Act related to parenting including the new parenting terminology and best interests of the child criteria. It is intended to help legal advisers understand the child-focused approach of the Divorce Act’s parenting provisions and the impact of family violence on parenting arrangements
This course is designed to increase legal advisers’ knowledge and understanding of the new change of residence and relocation framework in the Divorce Act. It focuses on the procedures people must follow in relation to moves and the principles a court will apply in making a decision about a child’s relocation.
This online course focuses on family dispute resolution and the new duties for parties and legal advisers under the Divorce Act. This course will also address the amendments to the Act that encourage parties to use family dispute resolution processes and family justice services.
You can find these free accredited courses, as well as Introduction to Federal Family Law Amendments, and Family violence and family law for legal advisers, at: Information for professionals (justice.gc.ca).
The Justice Canada now also has an Infographic explaining the new process where a parent proposes to move with a child: Infographic – Relocation (justice.gc.ca)