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Old 11-06-2019, 01:18 PM
Penelope753 Penelope753 is offline
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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.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:54 PM
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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.
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:36 PM
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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.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:22 PM
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What exactly are you hoping waiting for the new legislation will do for you? If you’re in an abusive relationship leave, especially if you have kids


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Old 11-07-2019, 11:58 PM
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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
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