Understanding Matrimonial Property Rights on Reserves

On June 19, 2013, parliament passed Bill S-2, Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Rights or Interests Act. The new law affects "matrimonial real property" (family property) on reserves. The law is not yet in effect; there is currently no date set for when it will come into effect. Topics covered in this resource are:

  • Background: Family Property on Reserves
  • What Does the New Law Say?
  • The New Law Does Not Do Enough