By MPP Toby Barrett
I have heard from so many who find Ontario family law frustrating. The sentiment being that the only winner is the lawyer. In my opinion, there shouldn’t be a winner but rather a process that puts families – especially children – first.
The Ontario government has introduced legislation that, once passed, will finally move family law forward for children and families. The bill is titled Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act. Family disputes pose unique challenges in our justice system. People access the family law system in some of life’s most difficult moments, both emotionally and financially.
We all know someone who has been tied up in the system. It’s challenging, overly complex, outdated, and causes anxiety among users. The system can be better, and I am proud to say we are working toward making it better.