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Canadian Divorce: All Divorcing Couples Required To Attend Info Session On Alternatives

Divorcing Canadian Couples Required To Learn Of Al

First Posted: 07/19/11 05:33 PM ET Updated: 09/18/11 06:12 AM ET

All Ontario couples seeking a divorce will now have to attend a mandatory information session before ending their marriage in court, ushering a new provincewide program aimed at unclogging the family court system and encouraging mediation over litigation.

Beginning Monday, divorcing couples will have to attend a two-hour session run by volunteer lawyers and social workers whose goal is to educate parents about the effects of divorce on both their bank accounts and their children.

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Filed by Anna Bahr  |