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Ontario Family Law Practice, 2019 Edition + CD

For over a decade, Ontario Family Law Practice has been the standard text for family judges, lawyers and mediators – giving them the relevant law, practice and contact information at their fingertips.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433499190

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To Stand Above the Crowd ...
...you first have to join it. For over a decade, Ontario Family Law Practice has been the standard text for family judges, lawyers and mediators – giving them the relevant law, practice and contact information at their fingertips. In its pages, you'll find succinct, section-by-section annotations of the key federal and Ontario legislation and rules governing family law, organized under the three pillars of substantive law, enforcement, and practice and procedure.

Along with digests for over 4,000 cases and statutory cross-references, this book offers insight and analysis from leading members of the bar and judiciary. Key developments are noted in the year in review summary and legislation is fully cross-referenced for ease of use. Related materials are provided in the accompanying softcover volume. Only Ontario Family Law Practice continues to deliver all the family law information needed to succeed in one convenient package.

New in This Edition
Each annual edition is fully updated with a careful review of all annotations and material to make this reference uncluttered with obsolete cases, keeping just the current and applicable information in a portable format. Here's what you'll find in the 2019 edition:

  • New!  Child, Youth and Family Services Act up to amendments from 2018, c. 6, Sched. 3, s. 4
  • Key recent amendments to:
    • Change of Name Act, up to S.O. 2018, c. 3, Sched. 5, s. 3
    • Intercountry Adoption Act, up to S.O. 2017, c. 14, Sched. 4, s. 18
    • Children’s Law Reform Act, up to S.O. 2018, c. 3, Sched. 5, s. 6
    • Family Law Act, up to S.O. 2017, c. 34, Sched. 15
    • Family Responsibility & Support Arrears Enforcement Act, up to S.O. 2018, c. 6, Sched. 3, s. 9
  • Update on key recent amendments to the Family Law Rules from O. Reg. 298/18, in force April 23, 2018, pertaining to Electronic Filing and Issuance of Documents, Motion Documents Timelines and Conferences
  • Update and highlights of the new Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, in force April 30, 2018
  • Extensive discussion of recent cases such as:
    •  Children's Lawyer v. Balev, [2018] S.C.J. No. 16 (S.C.C.); Zafar v. Saiyid, [2018] O.J. No. 1990 (C.A.) (application of the Hague Convention to issues of child custody and access)
    • Ojeikere v. Ojeikere, [2018] O.J. No. 2041 (C.A.) (child custody and access)
    • Lavie v. Lavie, [2018] O.J. No. 90 (C.A.) (income imputation in custody and access)
    • Fawcett v. Fawcett, [2018] O.J. No. 804 (C.A.) (equalization in pensions)
  • 2017-2018 year in review
  • Recently revised Family Law Rules Forms and Consolidated Practice Directions concerning Family cases
  • Latest update to the Treatment of Pensions under Ontario Family Law
  • The 2017 Simplified Federal Child Support Tables

Who Should Buy

  • Family law practitioners who need a quick reference in court and before, or during client or settlement meetings
  • Non-specialist lawyers who need one-stop, easy-to-use access to the overlapping legislation and constantly evolving case law
  • Judges of Ontario family courts who demand a comprehensive and authoritative source of the law and practice in this area
  • Family Mediators and Child Protection Mediators who need to consult a reliable resource for interpretation of the law

Putting Family Law in the Palm of Your Hand
Ontario Family Law Practice is published in two volumes – a hardcover main volume to take to court, a softcover "Related Materials" volume, and a Forms CD-ROM.

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Table of contents

Main Volume
2017-2018 Year in Review
Quick Index
Limitations Table
Table of Cases
Part I: Substantive Law – Annotated Divorce Act, Family Law Act, Child Support Guidelines, Children's Law Reform Act, Child and Family Services Act, selected provisions of the Succession Law Reform Act, Pension Benefits Act and other related legislation
Part II: Enforcement – Annotated Federal and Ontario Statutes and Regulations, including the Family Responsibility and Support Arrears Enforcement Act, 1996 and the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, 2002
Part III: Practice and Procedure – Annotated Family Law Rules and selected provisions of the Courts of Justice Act

Related Materials Volume
Practice Notes
The Family Court Branch of the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario Overview (including government supported Mediation services and Supervised Access Centre contact information)
Family Practice Directions in the Superior Court of Justice
Integrated Domestic Violence Court: Practice Direction
ADR Chambers / OAFM Accredited Family Mediators / OAFM Code of Professional Conduct
Developments in the Treatment of Pensions under Ontario Family Law
Children's Aid Society Policy for Financial Assistance for Adoption and Legal Custody
Protocols for Handling Return Applications and Interjurisdictional Judicial Communication under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
Ontario Psychological Association Ethical Guidelines for Psychological Child Custody and Access
Practitioner's Notes
Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines & Revised User's Guide
2006-2011 Federal Child Support Guidelines (Simplified Tables)
Forms CD-ROM