The Divorce Act Changes Explained

Conversion of Applications

Application of certain provisions
(Section 18.2(4), Divorce Act)

New section

Application of certain provisions

(4) Once the designated authority receives the copy of the application under subsection (2), subsections 18.1(2), (4), (5), (7) and (12) to (17) apply, with any necessary modifications, in respect of that application.

Old section


What is the change

Once converted to an inter-jurisdictional proceeding, s 18.1 rules apply and must be followed.

Reason for the change

Once converted, the process followed is that of an inter-jurisdictional proceeding.


March 1, 2021.