The Divorce Act Changes Explained
Provincial child support service
Effect of deeming of income
(Section 25.1(2.1), Divorce Act)
Subsections 25.1(3) and (4) of the Act are replaced by the following:
Effect of deeming of income(2.1) Subject to subsection (5), the income determined under subsection (1.2) shall be deemed to be the spouse’s income for the purposes of the child support order.
What is the change
A spouse’s income deemed under s 25.1(1.2) is deemed to be the income for the purposes of the child support order.
Reason for the change
This amendment clarifies procedures. The deemed income is used to determine the amount of child support payable under the child support order for future recalculation.
March 1, 2021.
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