The Divorce Act Changes Explained
Best interests of the child
Parenting order and contact order
(Section 16(7), Divorce Act)
Parenting order and contact order(7) In this section, a parenting order includes an interim parenting order and a variation order in respect of a parenting order, and a contact order includes an interim contact order and a variation order in respect of a contact order.
What is the change
In s 16, the terms “parenting order” and “contact order” include interim and variation orders.
Reason for the change
This provision allows for greater ease of reading, by avoiding repeated references to every type of order to which the section applies.
March 1, 2021.
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