Federal FHRMIRA Legislation in force as of Dec 12, 2014

The new federal Family Homes on Reserve and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act is in force as of December 16, 2014. The new legislation will affect First Nations reserve land transactions such as Land Transfers, New land leases and permits, Lease Assignments, Estate distributions, etc.

The law requires expanded information to complete the above transactions. New forms have been created for Assessments, Declarations and Spousal Consent that must be completed, as applicable. The required forms are available at the Lands Management Office. If you are not sure if your transaction requires new paperwork to be filed, please contact the Lands Manager to review your situation.