The Family Law Act Regulations Explained

The Family Law Act Regulation came into effect on March 18, 2013 along with the Family Law Act, with the exception of the regulations under Part 3 that set minimum training and practice standards for family dispute resolution professionals (family mediators, parenting coordinators and family arbitrators). This will ensure professionals have adequate time — until January 1, 2014 — to meet the new training requirements.

These regulations support the new Family Law Act and replace the regulations made under the Family Relations Act, namely: the Family Relations Act Rules and Regulations, the Child Support Guidelines Regulation and the Child Support Recalculation Pilot Project Regulation.

Part 1 - Interpretation (PDF)

Part 2 – Family Justice Counsellors (PDF)

Part 3 - Family Dispute Resolution Professionals (PDF)

Part 4 – Child Support Guidelines (PDF)

Part 5 - Child Support Recalculation (PDF)

Part 6 – Prescribed information, forms and fees (PDF)

Family Law Act Pension Regulations

The Family Law Act Division of Pension Regulation set out the requirements for dividing a pensions under Part 6 of the act, including the forms a spouse must use, the pension plan administrators’ duties to provide information to the member and spouse, and the formulas to be used to calculate a spouse’s share of the member’s pension.

These regulations replace the pension regulations under the Family Relations Act, and came into effect on March 18, 2013 along with the Family Law Act.

These resources are provided to help the legal community and public transition from the Family Relations Act to the Family Law Act. They are not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon for those purposes.