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Divorce Act

Version of section 22 from 2021-03-01 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Recognition of foreign divorce

  •  (1) A divorce granted, on or after the coming into force of this Act, by a competent authority shall be recognized for the purpose of determining the marital status in Canada of any person, if either former spouse was habitually resident in the country or subdivision of the competent authority for at least one year immediately preceding the commencement of proceedings for the divorce.

  • Marginal note:Recognition of foreign divorce

    (2) A divorce granted after July 1, 1968 by a competent authority, on the basis of the domicile of the wife in the country or subdivision of the competent authority, determined as if she were unmarried and, if she was a minor, as if she had attained the age of majority, shall be recognized for the purpose of determining the marital status in Canada of any person.

  • Marginal note:Other recognition rules preserved

    (3) Nothing in this section abrogates or derogates from any other rule of law respecting the recognition of divorces granted otherwise than under this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.), s. 22
  • 2019, c. 16, s. 18

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