Please join us over coffee and muffins to hear family law lawyer Carlos Garcia, LL.B/JD, LL.M. of Heritage Law discuss upcoming changes to family law arbitration in BC.

The Commercial Arbitration Act, soon to be called the Arbitration Act, has been amended under the new Family Law Act to explicitly provide for the arbitration of family law disputes, and arbitrators will be bound by the provisions of the new Family Law Act.

What does this mean for the future of family law dispute resolution in BC? Will we follow the example of Ontario where a significant percentage of family law matters are resolved by arbitration? What are the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration of family matters? Who is permitted to be a family law arbitrator and what training is required?

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