Family law matters resulting from relationship breakdown are the sixth most common type of everyday legal problems that Canadians encounter. As a consequence, family law matters have reached a critical juncture where there are growing concerns about access to justice that have spurred numerous reviews and consultations about the ways families can be triaged in a more proactive, positive, and cost-effective way. Simultaneously, it has been identified that these processes must ensure that legal rights and obligations are respected, and that parties with serious conflict issues, such as inter-partner violence, find the right protections and venue for their needs. [---]