Canadian Family Law

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Irwin Law, 2001 - Divorce - 377 pages
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In the last fifty years our understanding of what constitutes "the family" in Canadian society and Canadian law has undergone a radical transformation. Similarly profound changes have taken place in the areas of child and spousal support and dispute resolution. "Canadian Family Law" incorporates these new developments to present a concise yet thorough analysis of family law in Canada at the beginning of the new millennium. It provides insight into the Federal "Child Support Guidelines," alternative dispute resolution, as well as the fundamental principles of family law within topics such as Marriage, Cohabitational Relationships, Domestic Contracts, Family Violence, Spousal Separation and Divorce, and Matrimonial Property Rights. "Canadian Family Law" will be of particular interest to practitioners and to other professionals who require an understanding of the law related to families.

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Family Structures and Canadian Family
Sources of Family Law
E Fragmentation of Legislative Powers

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About the author (2001)

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 he has 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, Third Edition" 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.

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