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The 2015 Annotated Divorce Act
The 2015 Annotated Divorce Act
By: James C. MacDonald, Q.C., Ann C. Wilton, B.A., M.A. (Oxon), LL.B.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-6145-3
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: 1540 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2014-11-14
Publisher: Carswell
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Description

An authoritative and detailed analysis of the Divorce Act.

A current, portable resource for commentary and legislation, The 2015 Annotated Divorce Act includes:
  • Authoritative section-by-section commentary and analysis of the background and practical application of each section of the Act
  • Clear and concise digests of all the relevant case law you need to understand the judicial application of the Act
The 2015 edition includes dozens of new case annotations.

This new edition features updates to the case law annotations of the provisions of the federal Divorce Act, including comprehensive revision of the following parts of the text:
  • Section 15 –Corollary Relief –Order for Support – Cases discussed include Johnson v. Embree (2013, BCCA), Werner v. Werner (2013, NSCA), and Chase v. Chase (2013, ABCA)
  • Section 16 –Corollary Relief –Order for Custody – Cases discussed include Mungal v. Mungal (2013, ONCJ), S.(N.) v. N.(C.) (2013, ONSC), and Marquez v. Zapiola (2013, BCCA)
  • Section 17 –Corollary Relief –Variation and Review – Cases discussed include Hepburn v. Hepburn (2013, BCCA), LeBlanc c. LeBlanc (2013, NBCA), and D. (K.) v. D. (N.) (2014, BCCA)

As well, the authors have made substantial updates to the commentary pertaining to ss. 2 (Interpretation – Definitions), 8 (Divorce), 11 (Divorce – Duty of Court), 18 (Corollary Relief – Provisional Orders) and 23 (Provincial Laws of Evidence).
About the Author
James C. MacDonald, Q.C., of the Ontario and B.C. Bars, is senior partner at MacDonald and Partners in Toronto. Mr. MacDonald is one of the founders of Family Law as a specialized area of practice. The founding chairman of the National Family Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the founding president of the Family Mediation Service of Ontario, he was the first recipient of the Canadian Bar Association's Award for Excellence in Family Law (1997). Mr. MacDonald is one of the most published lawyers in the field of family law and is the co-author of The Annotated Divorce Act; The Annotated Ontario Family Law Act; Canadian Divorce Law and Practice, 2nd Edition; Child Support Guidelines: Law and Practice; Handling a Family Law Matter in Ontario; and Law and Practice Under the Family Law Act of Ontario, Revised Edition. He is president of the Toronto Collaborative Law Group, an organization devoted to settling family law matters using co-operative instead of confrontational strategies.
Ann C. Wilton, B.A., M.A. (Oxon), LL.B., is a research lawyer at the firm of MacDonald and Partners in Toronto. She contributes to various publications by the firm and aids in preparing materials for the courts and appeals. Ms. Wilton is the co-author of The Annotated Divorce Act; The Annotated Ontario Family Law Act; Child Support Guidelines: Law and Practice; Enforcement of Family Law Orders and Agreements: Law and Practice; Law and Practice Under the Family Law Act of Ontario, Revised Edition; Family Law Arbitration in Canada; and Spousal Support in Canada, 2nd Edition.
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