Reflecting All Families – discussing the gaps and needs to transform and review legal parentage on CBA BC’s Bartalk


5 October 2021

By British Columbia Law Institute

“Family law and fertility law will need to be proactive to meet the future challenges of assisted human reproduction and to legally recognize the intention of people wanting more autonomy over their relationship and family making options.” – Zara Suleman. 

 

Zara Suleman, who serves as the chair of BCLI’s Review of Parentage under Part 3 of the Family Law Act Project, has written a feature for CBA BC’s BarTalk magazine on the gaps and needs to transform and review legal parentage under Part 3 of the Family Law Act.

The article highlights some of the increasingly complex scenarios families of all forms are faced with and the ways in which family law and fertility law are in catch-up mode to respond to the real lived experiences of people. 

Reflecting All Families was published on the October 2021 edition of BarTalk and is accessible online on their website.