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Ontario Family Law Practice, 2022 Edition (Volume 1) + Related Materials (Volume 2) – Student Edition

For more than two decades, 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. This is a student edition.

Publication Language: English

Hardcover Main Volume (Volume 1) + Softcover Related Materials (Volume 2) | 3,540 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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Published: September 21, 2021
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433516446

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Click here for the professional edition of Ontario Family Law Practice, 2022 Edition (Volume 1) + Related Materials (Volume 2).

Newly Updated for Changing Times
As the all-time “Go-To” Resource for family law practitioners, Ontario Family Law Practice, 2022 Edition contains the amendments to the Divorce Act, in force as of March 1, 2021, along with expert insights of changes to family law practice under the new regime.

For more than two decades, 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 two Volumes, 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 5,000 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 2. Only Ontario Family Law Practice continues to deliver all the family law information needed to succeed in one convenient package. 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.

The 2022 Edition – What’s New?
The 2-Volume 2022 Edition is organized to suit the research needs of family law professionals acting on different issues:

  • Volume 1: Part I Substantive Law, Part II Practice and Procedure
  • Volume 2: Part III Enforcement, Related Legislation, Practice Notes

Highlights of the 2022 Edition

  • Bill C-78 amendments to the Divorce Act, in effect March 1, 2021, affecting:
    • Replacing the terms “custody” and “access” with terminology focused on parents’ responsibilities
    • Expanded definition of “Best interests of child (s”. 16)
    • Codified procedure for determining Mobility rights
    • Approaches to address family violence
    • New procedure for recognizing and varying non-Ontario decisions
  • Amendments to Federal Child Support Guidelines and Child Support Guidelines (Ontario)
  • Amendments to the Family Law Rules
  • Significant amendments to the Children’s Law Reform Act, the Family Law Act, the Marriage Act (Ontario) and other Family law-related legislation
  • Digests of all reported Ontario family law cases over the previous year, highlighting recent Court of Appeal decisions such as:
    • Gragtmans v. Gragtmans (arbitration appeals)
    • Climans v. Latner (cohabitation – lack of shared residence)
    • Cosentino v. Cosentino (spousal support – high income parties)
    • Bourke v. Davis (mobility rights – new regime)
    • M.A.A. v. D.E.M.E (child custody – return order when refugee claim)
    • Booth v. Bilek (equalization claims – short marriages)
    • Arachchilage (Licensed Insolvency Trustee for) v. Arachchilage (bankruptcy)
    • Dembo v. Hannas (settlement enforcement)
    • Kent v. Kent (matrimonial home – trustee interest in the property)
    • Van Delst v. Hronowsky (pension valuation)
    • Children's Aid Society of Toronto v. J.G. (Child protection – access rights)
    • Chapman v. York Region Children's Aid Society (Child protection – investigation standards)
  • 2020-2021 Year-in-Review
  • And more!

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 (Volume 1) and a softcover Related Materials volume (Volume 2).


Featured Authors

Table of contents

2020-2021 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: Practice and Procedure – Annotated Family Law Rules and selected provisions of the Courts of Justice Act

Part III: 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

Child, Youth and Family Services Act Regulations

Practice Notes
Practice Note 1: Family Court Services in Ontario

Practice Note 2: Practice Directions

Practice Note 3: Integrated Domestic Violence Court

Practice Note 4: Children’s Aid Society Policy

Practice Note 5: Protocols for Handling Return Applications and Interjurisdictional Judicial Communication under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Practice Note 6: Ontario Psychological Association Ethical Guidelines

Practice Note 7: Valuation and Income Assessment

Practice Note 8: Developments in the Treatment of Pensions under Ontario Family Law

Practice Note 9: Practitioner’s Notes