Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

judicial decision establishing affiliation or respecting support or maintenance

Civil Law

judicial decision establishing affiliation or respecting support or maintenance

Title of the Legislative Text

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, R.S., c. B-3

Provision

  178. (1) An order of discharge does not release the bankrupt from

  ...

  any debt or liability under a support, maintenance or affiliation order, or under an agreement for maintenance and support of a spouse, former spouse, former common-law partner or child living apart from the bankrupt; ...

Problem

The concept of "ordonnance alimentaire ou d'attribution de paternité/support, maintenance or affiliation order" is specific to common law. It is appropriate to replace this common law concept by neutral language applicable in both legal systems.

Solution

In the English version, the terms "support, maintenance or affiliation order" are replaced by "judicial decision establishing affiliation or respecting support or maintenance" . In the French version, the terms "selon une ordonnance alimentaire ou une ordonnance d'attribution de paternité" are replaced by "aux termes de la décision d'un tribunal en matière de filiation ou d'aliments" .

Harmonized Provision

178. (1) An order of discharge does not release the bankrupt from

  •   ...
  • (c) any debt or liability arising under a judicial decision establishing affiliation or respecting support or maintenance, or under an agreement for maintenance and support of a spouse, former spouse, former common-law partner or child living apart from the bankrupt;

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 2, S.C. 2004, c. 25, s. 83(2).

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