The Canadian government developed legislation to address a long-standing legislative gap regarding matrimonial real property on reserves. The legislation called the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act received Royal Assenton June 19, 2013. The first part of the Act - the First Nation law-making mechanism - came into force by Order in Council on December 16, 2013. This resource from the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) website explain the new law and provides links to frequently asked questions and additional resources and links for more information.
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