New Practice Directions Released

March 22, 2013

Dear Valued Client:

As a result of the coming into force of the Family Law Act Chief Justice Bauman has released the attached 2 practice directions.

FPD – 9 Return Applications under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction – Procedural RequirementsThis practice direction replaces FPD-5 which is rescinded. FPD – 10 Standard Directions for Appeals from Provincial Court – Family Law ActThis practice direction replace FPD-7 which is rescinded. FPD – 11 Divorce ApplicationsThis practice direction replaces FPD – 8, which is rescinded.

Note:  The new practice direction no longer includes the schedule with sample orders.

Each of these practice directions are posted on the Supreme Court website at the following link,http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/supreme_court/practice_and_procedure/family_practice_directions.aspx

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