Written in a concise and easy-to-read style, this resource offers a good balance of substantive and procedural elements of family law, illustrating how to run the family file on a day-to-day basis.
Learn how to: deal with domestic violence; prepare your client for trial; handle issues of the matrimonial home more effectively; manage questions of entitlement; and deal more effectively with a dependant's claim for damages.
This invaluable text provides all the details you need to effectively meet the demands of your responsibilities:
- The Family Law Rules
- References to the Divorce Act and Family Law Act
- Practical considerations such as proper retainers, the collection of accounts and how to prepare financial statements
- Detailed discussion of child support guidelines including relevant case law and discussion of the law regarding common law spouses and same-sex couples
- Sample forms
- Sample letters to send to clients