Jeannette Aucoin Published in BC Law Institute’s Consultation Paper on Part 3 of The Family Law Act

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The British Columbia Law Institute’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee has just published its “Consultation Paper on Part 3 of the Family Law Act which features extensive contributions from Clark Wilson Family Law partner Jeannette Aucoin.

The Family Law Act sets out the rules of how parentage is determined in British Columbia and is the first comprehensive legal framework for parentage in our province’s legislation. The Family Law Act came into effect more than a decade ago, and this new consultation paper provides a full-scale review of Part 3 (Parentage) while offering opportunities to improve through 34 detailed policy proposals and recommendations for reform.

The purpose of this paper is to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed recommendations to reform laws of parentage. Read the “Consultation Paper on Part 3 of the Family Law Act in full HERE and join the conversation by submitting your feedback by March 31, 2024.

About the British Columbia Law Institute

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is a not-for-profit law reform agency based in Vancouver. It engages in scholarly research and analysis of existing laws to determine pathways for law reform with the goal of providing clear and actionable insight to improve laws in our province. The BCLI brings together the expertise and experience of collaborators to improve the law, increase access to justice, and develop just and innovative solutions for BC.