Proposed changes to family law in Ontario applauded

CBC News

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Proposed changes to family law in Ontario are a good first step, but some experts question how far they can go without new funding.

Attorney General Chris Bentley announced the long-promised changes Thursday, saying they should make divorce proceedings faster, less expensive and less combative.

The new measures don’t involve any new funds, but rather a redistribution of current resources.

"These are very emotionally wrenching situations," Bentley said in an interview.

"You don’t want to pile on top of the emotion a long, protracted, bitter fight that studies all say is very bad for the kids, very bad for the parties and uses up whatever money you’re going to have to live on in the future."

Full Story: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/12/17/ontario-divorce.html

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