Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2012 continues the tradition of presenting comprehensive, current case law and analysis in a very practical format. This new edition incorporates the changes to the Federal Child Support Guidelines which came into effect December 31, 2011. In addition to new cases from 2012, there are new sections dealing with the foster parent’s allowance, income from illegal activity, the definition of extraordinary expenses, subsidized accommodation, the Universal Child Care Benefit, and changes of venue.
Child Support Guidelines is written primarily for practising lawyers and judges who serve in the trenches of family law. The objectives of this text are to provide a comprehensive analysis of the case law, to produce order out of chaos, and to provide a quick and efficient means for readers to gain access to pertinent information on all aspects of the Federal Child Support Guidelines and corresponding provincial guidelines. The emphasis is on analysis and description, not advocacy. Efforts have been made to cite all of the most recent relevant cases from every province and territory.
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.