Every Canadian's Guide To The Law

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HarperCollins Canada, Mar 22, 2011 - Reference - 672 pages
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This indispensable reference guide, first published in 1997 and now in its fourth edition, has been fully updated to reflect current, important changes in Canadian law. Every Canadian’s Guide to the Law unfolds in a clear, accessible “cradle-to-grave” format, addressing issues from fetal rights to human rights, from teen sexuality to marriage and divorce, from workplace issues to will and estate issues. Linda Silver Dranoff provides insight into the process of law and how it responds to changing social values, revealing how laws evolve over time and pointing to future trends.

The new edition addresses important legal developments, including significant changes to family law -- from stricter rules against non-disclosure and non-payment to tough orders against parental alienation, from revised pension-sharing rules to the novelty of three or more support-paying parents for some children. This encyclopedic guide elucidates new rights for the self-employed, drastic changes to retirement rules, laws against identity theft, dramatic changes to criminal law sentencing and upgraded protections for children, and more. As the number of self-represented litigants continues to grow, the need for an easy-to-understand and comprehensive guide to Canadian law has never been greater.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2 Birth Issues
A THE CHOICE TO HAVE A CHILD OR NOT
B TEEN SEXUALITY
Chapter 3WORKING LIFE
A GETTING THE JOB
B EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
C ONTHEJOB RIGHTS
INTIMIDATION
CRIMINAL HARASSMENT
C By THOSE IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY
D Everyone
E RIGHTS OF PERSONS SUSPECTED OR ACCUSED OF CRIMES
Chapter 9Property
Chapter 10Separation and Divorce
A RULES RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

D WORKING CONDITIONS
Chapter 4Marriage
A MAKING THE DECISION TO MARRY
B RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN SPOUSES
Chapter 5Common Law
Chapter 6Parents and Children
Chapter 7Human and Civil Rights
A HUMAN RIGHTS
B SAMESEX RIGHTS
C CIVIL RIGHTS
Criminal Charges and Civil Remedies
A OF CHILDREN
B OF WOMEN
CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION
ACTUAL CONSENT
THE COMPLAINT
PUBLICATION BAN
COUNSELLING RECORDS
TESTIFYING AT THE HEARING
B PARENTING THE CHILDREN
C PROPERTY DIVISION
D SUPPORT
E VARIATION OF ORDERS
1 Variation of Custody or Access
2 Variation of Spousal Support
3 Variation of Child Support
F REMARRIAGE
Chapter 11Planning for the Future
B PLANNING FOR ILLNESS
C PLANNING FOR DEATH
D SETTLING AN ESTATE
Chapter 12Access to the Legal System
ENDNOTE
Index
Acknowledgements
Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

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LINDA SILVER DRANOFF is a family lawyer in private practice, with 30 years of experience at every level of court. She is also a writer, activist, speaker and lecturer, with a special interest in legal, community, women’s and law reform issues. She spearheaded the reform movement that culminated in Ontario’s Family Law Act 1986, was Chatelaine magazine’s legal columnist for 25 years, and wrote the bestselling Every Woman’s Guide to the Law and Women in Canadian Law. Linda Silver Dranoff lives in Toronto with her husband.

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