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Penelope753 11-06-2019 01:18 PM

New legislation
 
Hello, I am in the process of leaving an abusive situation, with small children. There is about to be new legislation that will be coming into effect in june 2020 with more specific and detailed definitions of abuse under the divorce act. My question is , would I be wise to wait until this new language is in effect or would judges be open to considering the changes on a case by case basis before it comes into effect to make their decisions regarding the best interests of the child etc.

rockscan 11-06-2019 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Penelope753 (Post 239263)
Hello, I am in the process of leaving an abusive situation, with small children. There is about to be new legislation that will be coming into effect in june 2020 with more specific and detailed definitions of abuse under the divorce act. My question is , would I be wise to wait until this new language is in effect or would judges be open to considering the changes on a case by case basis before it comes into effect to make their decisions regarding the best interests of the child etc.



Are you kidding me? If your ex is abusive then you should be leaving him now. Not waiting for new legislation.

iona6656 11-06-2019 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by rockscan (Post 239267)
Are you kidding me? If your ex is abusive then you should be leaving him now. Not waiting for new legislation.

yeah, this.

waiting is stupid.

it doesn't matter if the law enumerates "financial abuse" as a form of abuse. it's next to impossible to prove.

if your situation is bad, get. out. now.

Berner_Faith 11-06-2019 05:22 PM

What exactly are you hoping waiting for the new legislation will do for you? If youre in an abusive relationship leave, especially if you have kids


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tilt 11-07-2019 11:58 PM

If you leave now, you will most likely still be before the courts in June 2020 and the new law will be guiding case law. Get out now

Sunshine20 08-25-2020 04:02 PM

New legislation has been postponed until March 2021 but I spoke to my lawyer and she told me most likely cases won't be done by done due to the backlog at the court and that judges have already started to use the new legislation in their rulings. They have taken training and familiarized themselves with it.


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