The Divorce Act Changes Explained
(Section 18.1(3), Divorce Act)
Application(3) For the purpose of subsection (1), a former spouse shall submit an application to the designated authority of the province in which they are resident.
What is the change
To commence an inter-jurisdictional proceeding, a former spouse must submit an application to the designated authority in the province where they reside.
Reason for the change
The amendment clarifies to which designated authority a person must submit their application to commence an inter-jurisdictional proceeding. The applicant is not required to notify the other party of the application.
March 1, 2021.
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