Bill 113, Family Law Amendment Act (Support for Adult Children), 2017

Sattler, Peggy

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Family Law Amendment Act (Support for Adult Children), 2017


The Family Law Act is amended so that parents must provide support to their adult child if the child has an illness, disability or other issue that makes them unable to support themselves.

Bill 113                                                                                                                                     2017

An Act to amend the Family Law Act in respect of support for adult children

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1 Subsection 31 (1) of the Family Law Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Obligation of parent to support child

(1)  Every parent has an obligation to provide support, to the extent that the parent is capable of doing so, for his or her unmarried child who is,

  (a)  a minor;

  (b)  enrolled in a full time program of education; or

   (c)  unable, by reason of illness, disability or other cause, to obtain the necessaries of life.


2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3 The short title of this Act is the Family Law Amendment Act (Support for Adult Children), 2017.

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