FROM THE LAWYER’S DAILY: Family Law amendment should have happened long ago

Timothy Sullivan Lawyer's Daily

From this week’s Lawyer’s Daily:

The Ontario government has introduced an amendment to the province’s Family Law Act that would make all children with disabilities eligible for child support regardless of whether their parents were ever married.

“Our government believes that everyone is entitled to the financial support they need regardless of the makeup of their family,” said Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, in a statement.

Naqvi added that the government’s introduction to the amendment in its fall economic statement, released Nov. 14, would expand eligibility for support payments to those over 18 years old with a disability or illness who require ongoing financial support from a parent.

“The proposed change would update Ontario’s Family Law Act to more closely align Ontario’s child support legislation with the federal Divorce Act as well as with the child support laws in the majority of other Canadian provinces and territories,” he said.

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