BILL 26

An Act to Amend the Family Services Act

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

1 Subsection 112(3) of the Family Services Act, chapter F-2.2 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1980, is repealed and the following is substituted:

112(3) Two persons, not being married to each other, who have lived together

(a) continuously for a period of not less than three years in a family relationship in which one person has been substantially dependent upon the other for support, or

(b) in a family relationship of some permanence where there is a child born of whom they are the natural parents,

and have lived together in that relationship within the preceding year, have the same obligation as that set out in subsection (1).