The Divorce Act Changes Explained


Heading "Interpretation" repealed
(Section 15, Divorce Act)

New section

Section 15 of the Act and the heading “Interpretation” before it are repealed.

Old section


Definition of spouse

15 In sections 15.1 to 16, spouse has the meaning assigned by subsection 2(1), and includes a former spouse.

What is the change

Due to changes to s 2 of the Act, the amendment repeals s 15.

Reason for the change

Section 2 of the Act specifies that the term “spouse” also refers to “former spouse” for particular sections.


March 1, 2021.