132. A new act of civil status is drawn up, on the application of an interested person, where a judgment changing an essential particular in an act of civil status, such as the name or filiation of a person, has been notified to the registrar of civil status or where the decision to authorize a change of name or of designation of sex has become final. The same applies where an Aboriginal customary adoption certificate has been notified to the registrar of civil status.
To complete the act, the registrar may require the new declaration he draws up to be signed by those who could have signed it if it had been the original declaration.
The new act is substituted for the original act; it repeats all the statements and particulars that are not affected by the alterations and, in the case of an adoption with recognition of a pre-existing bond of filiation, those relating to that bond, specifying their antecedence. In the case of an Aboriginal customary adoption, the new act in addition makes mention, where applicable, of the rights and obligations that subsist between the adoptee and a parent of origin, with a reference to the altering act. Finally, the substitution is noted in the original act.
1991, c. 64, a. 132; 2016, c. 4, s. 20; 2017, c. 12, s. 211.