The Divorce Act Changes Explained
Duties – Parties to a proceeding
Duty to comply with orders
(Section 7.5, Divorce Act)
Duty to comply with orders7.5 For greater certainty, a person who is subject to an order made under this Act shall comply with the order until it is no longer in effect.
What is the change
Anyone subject to an order made under the Act must comply with the order until it no longer applies.
Reason for the change
Some people do not comply with orders related to parenting or support. The amendment aims to encourage compliance by clearly stating the obligation to obey court orders while they are in effect.
March 1, 2021.
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