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Volume 65, No. 10
121/2022
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
May 24, 2022

B.C. Reg. 121/2022, deposited May 24, 2022, under the FAMILY LAW ACT [sections 245 (1) and 247 (2)] and the COURT RULES ACT [section 1]. Order in Council 272/2022, approved and ordered May 24, 2022.

On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that

(a) the Family Law Act Regulation, B.C. Reg. 347/2012, is amended as set out in the attached Schedule 1, and

(b) the Provincial Court Family Rules, B.C. Reg. 120/2020, are amended as set out in the attached Schedule 2.

— D. EBY, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing; N. SIMONS, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.

Schedule 1

1 Section 2 of the Family Law Act Regulation, B.C. Reg. 347/2012, is amended in paragraph (c) by striking out "justice" and in paragraph (e) by striking out "managers" and substituting "directors".

2 The following section is added:

Application respecting early resolution registries

21.1 For the purposes of section 157 (1) of the Act, filing, by the party who disagrees with a recalculated amount or, if corrected under section 156, a corrected recalculated amount, of a notice to resolve in Form 1 of the Provincial Court Family Rules as required by rule 10 (a) constitutes an "application" with respect to a matter in a Provincial Court Registry that is identified in rule 6 of the Provincial Court Family Rules as an early resolution registry.

3 Section 22 is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3) In the case of a Provincial Court Registry that is identified in rule 6 of the Provincial Court Family Rules as an early resolution registry, the following steps are prescribed for the purposes of section 157 (3) (c) of the Act:

(a) providing a copy of the notice to resolve as required by rule 10 (b) of the Provincial Court Family Rules;

(b) participating in a needs assessment under rule 16 as required by rule 10 (c);

(c) completing a parenting education program under rule 17 as required by rule 10 (d).

4 Forms 3 and 4 are amended by striking out "acknowledgment" wherever it appears and substituting "acknowledgement".

Schedule 2

1 The Provincial Court Family Rules, B.C. Reg. 120/2020, are amended in Form 6 by adding the following to the end of Schedule 13:

•  make any other order the court considers appropriate .


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