The Divorce Act Changes Explained
Duties – Parties to a proceeding
(Section 7.6, Divorce Act)
7.6 Every document that formally commences a proceeding under this Act, or that responds to such a document, that is filed with a court by a party to a proceeding shall contain a statement by the party certifying that they are aware of their duties under sections 7.1 to 7.5.
What is the change
Parties to a proceeding under the Act must certify that they understand all of the obligations imposed upon them by the court.
Reason for the change
Many parties represent themselves in proceedings under the Act. This amendment draws their attention to their legal obligations.
March 1, 2021.
Report a problem on this page
- Date modified: