Paper Number: 6
Project: Questions and Answers About Pension Division
Sector: Family Law
For the most up-to-date information on this subject, check out the 4th Edition of this report published in March 2017.
In March 1996, the first edition of this book was published to provide materials about the operation of the British Columbia Family Relations Act, and the Pension Benefits Standards Act as these statutes apply when a marriage breaks down and the assets to be divided include benefits in a pension plan. The Q&A was viewed as a helpful resource for family lawyers, plan administrators and their advisors, and former spouses. A revised edition was prepared by the British Columbia Law Institute in 2001.
This third edition was prepared in anticipation of the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 which came into force on March 18th, 2013.
For more information about the Family Law Act, check the JusticeBC website.
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