The Divorce Act Changes Explained

Duties – Parties to a proceeding

Complete, accurate and up-to-date information
(Section 7.4, Divorce Act)

New section

Complete, accurate and up-to-date information

7.4 A party to a proceeding under this Act or a person who is subject to an order made under this Act shall provide complete, accurate and up-to-date information if required to do so under this Act.
Old section


What is the change

Parties to a proceeding must provide all information required under the Act and its regulations, and ensure that all information they provide is accurate and up-to-date.

Reason for the change

To make a fair decision based on the circumstances of the parties, the court must have accurate, current information. To decide on child support, for example, the court must have information about the financial situation of each spouse. To decide on parenting time or decision-making responsibility, the court must have other information, for example information relevant to the child’s safety and other orders or proceedings.


March 1, 2021.