Canadian Family Law provides expert insight into a wide variety of legal issues that confront Canadian families today.
The fifth edition of Canadian Family Law, current to 31 March 2013, contains commentary on new cases decided since the publication of the fourth edition. Also, there are new sections treating post-separation need for spousal support; custody, custody orders, and access; and maximum contact: infants and toddlers.
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.
About the authors
Julien D. Payne, CM, QC, LLD, LSM, FRSC, one of Canada’s foremost family law specialists, has been called the architect of the Unified Family Court and No-Fault Divorce. He has taught family law at the Universities of Alberta, Western Ontario, Ottawa, and Saskatchewan and has written extensively about family law and family dispute resolution. His writings have been cited on hundreds of occasions by trial courts and appellate courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. 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 Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2015, 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, Third Edition and Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2009, both published by Irwin Law.