"Canadian Family Law" provides expert insight into a wide variety of legal issues that confront Canadian families today.
This book has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of legislative and judicial changes since publication of the second edition in January 2006. Fundamental revisions to the chapter 8 on Spousal Support have been necessitated by the "Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines" and the diverse judicial responses that they have evoked. The judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada in "Leskun v. Leskun" has resulted in significant revisions of those sections dealing with the economic impact of spousal misconduct on spousal support, the inclusion of the obligor s capital in determining the ability to pay spousal support, and limitations on the use of review orders. Significant changes to chapter 9 on Child Support have been necessitated by amendments to the "Federal Child Support Guidelines" that were implemented in May 2006. Equally important, the judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada in "D.B.S. v. S.R.G"; "T.A.R. v. L.J.W."; "Henry v. Henry"; "Hiemstra v. Hiemstra " has resulted in new law on retroactive child support.
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.