The Divorce Act Changes Explained


Subsection 21.1(1) repealed
(Section 21.1(1), Divorce Act)

New section

Subsection 21.1(1) of the Act is repealed.

Old section

Definition of spouse

21.1 (1) In this section, spouse has the meaning assigned by subsection 2(1) and includes a former spouse.

What is the change

Subsection 21.1(1) is repealed.

Reason for the change

Section 2 of the Act defines “spouse” and specifies that in s 21.1, “spouse” includes a former spouse.


March 1, 2021.