Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Infants and Children
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Children are traditionally the most vulnerable members of any society, and the law relating to legal minors and their rights plays an important and special role in assuring their well-being. Issues relating to minors impact a wide variety of fields and a broad range of transactions, making a solid understanding of those issues and the law that governs them, crucial to Canadian lawyers.
Halsbury's Laws of Canada Infants and Children
volume sets out the legislation and case law which governs minors in Canada, and discusses topics such as: legal status and rights; contractual and property rights; child protection laws; custody; access and adoption; and child support. Topics covered include:
Table of Contents
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Status of children under the Charter
- Parens patriae jurisdiction
- Custody and access
- Joint custody and sole custody
- Access and mobility rights
- Allegations of sexual abuse or violence in custody and access disputes
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Abduction and enforcement of custody orders
- Placement, consent and access
- Aboriginal children
- Child support
- Eligibility for child support
- Child support guidelines
- Death of a parent
- Support enforcement legislation
- Income assistance and support for children with disabilities
- Income tax rules governing support
- Child protection
- Voluntary care proceedings
- Risk of physical or emotional harm
- Court proceedings
- Obligations of children's aid societies
- Dispositions, wardships and children's rights
- Civil participation and capacity
- Voting rights
- Employment issues
- Gaming and betting, use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco
- Representation in court proceedings
- Entering into contracts
- Status of children in court
- Legal representation
- Child witnesses
- Causes of action and damages
- Protection of privacy
And much more.
- Enhanced contents
- A general table of contents to the level of chapter headings
- A detailed table of contents to the level of clause headings
- Detailed sectional contents set out within the commentary for each chapter and section
- References and abbreviations - an alphabetical listing of special references and abbreviations used in the volume, with an explanation of their meaning
- Selected secondary sources - setting out selected texts, articles, and other secondary sources pertaining to the subject that the reader may find to be relevant and helpful
- Glossary of definitions - identifying words and phrases defined in the various rules of civil procedure across Canada, and providing the text of the definition in each jurisdiction for easy reference. A valuable "quick reference" in a field marked by a wide variety of statutes promulgated across many jurisdictions
- Table of cases
- Table of statutes and statutory instruments
- List of related titles
I. International Law and Children's Rights
II. Custody, Access and Adoption
III. Child Support
IV. Child Protection
V. Capacity and Civil Participation
VI. Civil Litigation
Jeffery Wilson has practised law for thirty years, and is a certified Law Society of Upper Canada "Specialist in Family Law". Mr. Wilson, who graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1978, is the Senior Partner at Wilson Christen LLP. Jeffery Wilson is an accredited family law Arbitrator, and Author of Wilson On Children and the Law, a 1,500 page looseleaf service publication, in its 31st year of publication. He is the Editor of Ontario Family Law Reporter, a monthly family law reporting service and practice commentary, also in its 31st year of publication. Mr. Wilson has lectured in Canada and abroad, largely in relation to his extensive involvement with private non-governmental organizations. He spoke in San Diego at the first Tri-Nation Child Labour Conference convened under the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation. He was also the Canadian speaker at the commemorative meeting on the 10th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and traveled to Geneva on behalf of the Canadian Coalition on the Rights of Children to address the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Canada's performance under the Convention. Most recently, Mr. Wilson presented the 5th Annual Lowery Lecture on Children's Rights under the auspices of Defence for Children International Canada. He is a founding member and Director to the Toronto-based clinic Justice for Children and Youth, and creator of The Law and Youth: Taking Ownership of Knowledge for Powerworkshop series. He is a recipient of the prestigious Advocates' Society Award of Justice for his advocacy and was selected by the National Post as among Canada's best family law lawyers. Mr. Wilson is currently teaching as Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
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