Federal Child Support Guidelines

Version of section 2 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-03-31:

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in these Guidelines.

    Act

    Loi

    Act means the Divorce Act. (Loi) (Loi)

    child

    enfant

    child means a child of the marriage. (enfant) (enfant)

    income

    revenu

    income means the annual income determined under sections 15 to 20. (revenu) (revenu)

    order assignee

    cessionnaire de la créance alimentaire

    order assignee means a minister, member or agency referred to in subsection 20.1(1) of the Act to whom a child support order is assigned in accordance with that subsection. (cessionnaire de la créance alimentaire) (cessionnaire de la créance alimentaire)

    spouse

    époux

    spouse has the meaning assigned by subsection 2(1) of the Act, and includes a former spouse. (époux) (époux)

    table

    table

    table means a federal child support table set out in Schedule I. (table) (table)

  • Marginal note:Income Tax Act

    (2) Words and expressions that are used in sections 15 to 21 and that are not defined in this section have the meanings assigned to them under the Income Tax Act.

  • Marginal note:Most current information

    (3) Where, for the purposes of these Guidelines, any amount is determined on the basis of specified information, the most current information must be used.

  • Marginal note:Application of Guidelines

    (4) In addition to child support orders, these Guidelines apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, to

    • (a) interim orders under subsections 15.1(2) and 19(9) of the Act;

    • (b) orders varying a child support order;

    • (c) orders referred to in subsection 19(7) of the Act; and

    • (d) recalculations under paragraph 25.1(1)(b) of the Act.

  • Marginal note:Recalculations

    (5) For greater certainty, the provisions of these Guidelines that confer a discretionary power on a court do not apply to recalculations under paragraph 25.1(1)(b) of the Act by a provincial child support service.

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