The Divorce Act Changes Explained
Proceedings Between a Province and a Designated Jurisdiction
Provincial child support service
(Section 19(5), Divorce Act)
Provincial child support service(5) If the competent authority is a provincial child support service, the amount of child support shall be calculated or recalculated in accordance with section 25.01 or 25.1, as the case may be.
What is the change
The amendment sets out the substantive provisions that apply to the calculation or recalculation of child support when the competent authority is a provincial child support service.
Reason for the change
When the competent authority is a provincial child support service, child support is calculated or recalculated in accordance with s 25.01 or s 25.1. Section 25.01 applies to initial child support amounts related to divorce proceedings and judgements under the Act. Section 25.1 applies to the recalculation of existing child support amounts on the basis of accurate and up-to-date income information. The provincial child support service determines eligibility.
March 1, 2021.
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