Highlights Of Major Financial Changes To The Law

March 18, 2013
Leisha Murphy

The new Family Law Act comes into force today (March 18, 2013).

This means that all claims, except property division claims, that started under the old Family Relations Actwill continue under the new Family Law Act. If you start a fresh action or enter a Marriage or Separation Agreement tomorrow on March 19, 2013 and you have no previous agreements or orders dealing with property division, the new Family Law Act will apply to you.

Quick references to some of the major financial changes to the law include:

*Please note: this is not an exhaustive list and is meant only to highlight some of the major changes.

Property division:

Unlike property division, there have been more minor changes to spousal and child support.

Some of these changes include:

Leisha Murphy
Leisha Murphy
Partner (Vancouver)
Connect Family Law

Leisha has practised exclusively in the area of family law since being called to the British Columbia Bar in 2010. Before opening Connect Family Law in 2015, she practiced in the family law group of a leading British Columbia law firm.