The Divorce Act Changes Explained

Duties – Parties to a proceeding

Duty to comply with orders
(Section 7.5, Divorce Act)

New section

Duty to comply with orders

7.5 For greater certainty, a person who is subject to an order made under this Act shall comply with the order until it is no longer in effect.
Old section

None.

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.

When

March 1, 2021.