A recent opinion article by Marcus Sixta for CBC News considers how COVID-19 may force family courts to modernize and change for the better.
Marcus Sixta notes that mediation, arbitration, and Collaborative Family Law processes all work well remotely online. He notes that Canadian courts are updating their own procedures as well to allow for more remote access. An Alberta example is the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench’s creation of an enhanced e-mail filing system. He argues that these types of changes should be permitted to continue after Canada has recovered from the pandemic.
We endeavor to continue to share information and resources in this space as we learn of new developments and processes in family law resulting from the pandemic.