Canadian Family Law provides expert insight into a wide variety of legal issues that confront Canadian families today.
The fourth edition of Canadian Family Law, current to 1 March 2011, contains commentary on new cases decided since the publication of the third edition in October 2008. Also, there are new sections treating the diversity of family structures, post-separation income, increase in spousal support after divorce, the treatment of stepchildren and adult children under the With Child Support Formula, religious upbringing of the child, and high conflict–parental alienation.
The book will be of particular interest to judges, legal practitioners, mediators, arbitrators and other professionals who require an understanding of the law related to families. It also provides a unique source of information for law students and their professors.
Summary Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Family Structures and Canadian Family Law
CHAPTER 2: Marriage
CHAPTER 3: Cohabitational Relationships
CHAPTER 4: Domestic Contracts
CHAPTER 5: Family Violence
CHAPTER 6: The Crises of Marriage Breakdown and Processes for Dealing with Them
CHAPTER 7: Divorce: Jurisdiction; Foreign Divorces; Ground for Divorce; Bars
CHAPTER 8: Spousal Support on or after Divorce
CHAPTER 9: Child Support on or after Divorce
CHAPTER 10: Parenting Arrangements after Divorce
CHAPTER 11: Remedies Available under Provincial and Territorial Legislation
CHAPTER 12: Matrimonial Property Rights
Table of Cases
About the Authors:
Julien D. Payne, C.M., Q.C, LL.D., L.S.M., F.R.S.C., one of Canada's foremost family law specialists, has been called the architect of the Unified Family Courts and No-Fault Divorce. He has taught family law at the Universities of Ottawa and Saskatchewan, and written extensively about divorce and family law. He was awarded the Law Society Medal by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2002 and was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2004.
Julien D. Payne is the co-author of Canadian Family Law and Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2009 , both published by Irwin Law.
Marilyn A. Payne is an experienced author and the founding editor of Payne's Divorce and Family Law Digest. She is is the co-author of Canadian Family Law and author of Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2009 , both published by Irwin Law.