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Annual Review of Family Law 2016 - 2017 is the everyday reference of choice for thousands of busy family law practitioners.

Alfred A. Mamo and The Late James G. McLeod (founding editor)

Annual Review of Family Law is the everyday reference of choice for thousands of busy family law practitioners. Packed with concise, forthright analyses of the cases that have shaped the law in the last year, it's the first place you'll turn to when researching an issue, drafting an agreement, framing an argument, or tracking the latest legislative developments. Annual Review of Family Law covers select topics of interest for family law practitioners, such as:

  • Children's law – custody, access, variation, assessments, enforcement
  • Child support – standing, entitlement, the Guidelines, enforcement, appeals, jurisdiction, costs
  • Spousal support – standing, entitlement, duration, quantum, variation, appeals, costs, enforcement
  • Family property – division, deductions and inclusions, equalization, matrimonial home, appeals
  • Domestic contacts – effect, validity, enforcement, interpretation, income tax


New in this edition

Children's Law

  • Wrongful denial of parenting time:
    • R. (K.) v W. (J.) (2016 B.C.S.C.)
    • R. (C.C.) v R. (T.A.) (2016 B.C.S.C.)


  • Duty of custodial parent to ensure compliance with access order:
    • Godard v Godard (2015 Ont. C.A.)
    • L. (N.) v N. (R.R.) (2016 Ont. S.C.J.)


Child Support

  • Whether a person has assumed the role of a parent:
  • Sullivan v. Struck (2015 B.C.C.A.)


  • “Cut-off” for child support:
  • Winstanley v. Winstanley (2016 Man. C.A.)
  • Shaw v. Arndt (2016 B.C.C.A.)


Spousal Support

  • Standing to claim support:
  • Weber v. Leclerc (2015 B.C.C.A.; leave to appeal refused)


  • Lump sum support:
  • Kohan v. Kohan (2016 Alta. C.A.)
  • Green v. Green (2015 Ont. C.A.)


Family Property

  • The constructive trust:
  • Junker v. Hughes (2016 Ont. C.A.)


  • Interests in property:
  • Mennillo v. Intramodal Inc. (2016 S.C.C.)


Domestic Contracts

  • Support under the Divorce Act:
  • Korn v. Korn (2016 Ont. S.C.J.)


  • Support under provincial legislation:
  • Shair v. Shair (2015 Ont. S.C.J.; affirmed 2016 Ont. C.A.)
  • Taplin v. Walsh (2016 Ont. S.C.J.)
About the Author
Alfred A. Mamo was called to the Ontario Bar in 1972 and has been certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He serves as counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP, and, in 2011, he was awarded the OBA Annual Award for Excellence in Family Law. He has been an instructor, Senior Instructor and Associate Head in Family Law in Law Society's Bar Admission Programme since 1976. He is also a senior member of the Children's Lawyer Panel, a member of the Family Law Rules Committee and a member of LSUC's Specialist Certification Board. He currently authors the Annual Review of Family Law and Matrimonial Property Law in Canada.
The late Professor James G. McLeod was a renowned professor of family law at the University of Western Ontario since 1972. He was a member of the London, Ontario law firm of Mamo & Associates, specializing in Family Law, and also taught at the School of Business Administration, the National Centre for Management Research and Development, and for the London Bar Admission course. He served as a consultant to the Canadian Bar Association and was a regular contributor to Continuing Legal Education Program. He wrote and spoke extensively in the areas of support and property distribution. Professor McLeod was the Editor of Child Custody Law and Practice and Reports of Family Law, 5th Series/Recueil de jurisprudence en droit de la famille, 5e série, the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Family Law Quarterly, and the author of Canadian Family Law Quarterly - Special Edition “Self-Represented Litigants and Unbundling of Legal Services (Part 19.3).” Until his death in October 2005, he was the co-author of Annual Review of Family Law 2004, Matrimonial Property Law in Canada and Ontario Family Law Rules Annotated 2005.
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