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Divorce Act

Version of section 20.1 from 2024-02-01 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Assignment of order

  •  (1) A support order may be assigned to

    • (a) any minister of the Crown for Canada designated by the Governor in Council;

    • (b) any minister of the Crown for a province, or any agency in a province, designated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of the province;

    • (c) any member of the Legislative Assembly of Yukon, or any agency in Yukon, designated by the Commissioner of Yukon;

    • (d) any member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, or any agency in the Northwest Territories, designated by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories;

    • (e) any member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, or any agency in Nunavut, designated by the Commissioner of Nunavut; or

    • (f) a public body referred to in Article 36 of the 2007 Convention, as defined in section 28.

  • Marginal note:Rights

    (2) A minister, member or agency referred to in subsection (1) to whom an order is assigned is entitled to the payments due under the order, and has the same right to be notified of, and to participate in, proceedings under this Act to vary, rescind, suspend or enforce the order as the person who would otherwise be entitled to the payments.

  • Marginal note:Rights — public body

    (3) A public body referred to in paragraph (1)(f) to whom a decision of a State Party that has the effect of varying a child support order has been assigned is entitled to the payments due under the decision, and has the same right to participate in proceedings under this Act, to recognize and enforce the decision or if the recognition of this decision is not possible, to obtain a variation order, as the person who would otherwise be entitled to the payments.

  • Marginal note:Definition of State Party

    (4) For the purpose of subsection (3), State Party has the same meaning as in section 28.

  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78
  • 1997, c. 1, s. 9
  • 1998, c. 15, s. 23
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 160
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 34
  • 2019, c. 16, s. 16

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