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

“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 Read more…

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Orders declaring parentage and role of best interests of the child taken up at September parentage committee meetings

BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee held two meetings in September. Both meetings continued the committee’s focus on section 31 of the Family Law Act, which gives the court authority to make orders declaring parentage. While such orders aren’t required in British Columbia (in contrast to other provinces, which often have legislation Read more…