An Act to amend the Divorce Act (child of the marriage)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.

Sponsor

Roger Gallaway  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of Feb. 15, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)

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Divorce ActRoutine Proceedings

February 15th, 2005 / 10:05 a.m.
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Liberal

Roger Gallaway Liberal Sarnia—Lambton, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-334, an act to amend the Divorce Act (child of the marriage).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill, an act to amend the Divorce Act, child of the marriage.

The bill is about the legal obligation imposed by the Divorce Act on divorced parents to pay child support for their children who are older than the age of majority and who are in fact adults at law. The bill would address that category of persons now inappropriately styled as adult children. The term “adult children” is an impossible legal concept that is only possible in family law and creates adults with rights greater than other adults.

I am certain many members of the House would want to adjust those rights.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)