Definition of court
20 (1) In this section, court, in respect of a province, has the meaning assigned by subsection 2(1) and includes such other court having jurisdiction in the province as is designated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of the province as a court for the purposes of this section.
Marginal note:Legal effect of orders and decisions throughout Canada
(2) An order made under this Act in respect of support, parenting time, decision-making responsibility or contact and a provincial child support service decision that calculates or recalculates the amount of child support under section 25.01 or 25.1 have legal effect throughout Canada.
(3) An order or decision that has legal effect throughout Canada under subsection (2) may be
(a) registered in any court in a province and enforced in like manner as an order of that court; or
(b) enforced in a province in any other manner provided for by the laws of that province, including its laws respecting reciprocal enforcement between the province and a jurisdiction outside Canada.
Marginal note:Variation of orders
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3), a court may only vary an order that has legal effect throughout Canada pursuant to subsection (2) in accordance with this Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.), s. 20
- 1997, c. 1, s. 8
- 2019, c. 16, s. 15
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