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Ottawa, May 22 (Canadian-Media): Canada's family justice system are undergoing complete overhaul by the Liberal government to prioritize children's best interests, media reports said.
The first major overhaul, in more than 20 years, to reportedly address family violence and child poverty, was proposed by Bill C-78, which was tabled Tuesday in the House of Commons.
Other proposed changes include adoption of more neutral terminology, leaving out current terms like "custody" and "access" in favour of "parenting orders" and "parenting time."
These proposed changes would reportedly ensure a court's consideration of the best interests of the child's physical, emotional and psychological safety and well being.
Changes to Canada's divorce laws. Image credit. Twitter handle of Justice Canada
Besides, the relationship of the child to parents, grandparents and other members. the child's linguistic, cultural and spiritual heritage, including Indigenous heritage, as well as the child's own views and preferences would be given a priority.
Other proposed amendments include: a parent to provide proper notification of relocation; the court's decision would take into account family violence and its impact on future parenting arrangements; establishing more tools to enforce child support; more accessibility and efficiency of the family justice system to ensure less time consuming and expensive visits to the court.