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Family Law: Text, Cases, Materials and Notes, 9th Edition
By: Berend Hovius, Mary-Jo Maur, Nicholas Bala, L.S.M., B.A., J.D., LL.M.
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The 9th Edition of this work is a comprehensive, well-thought out collection of cases, commentary, digests, notes, and questions dealing with the key areas of family law. It is intended as the fundamental text for introductory courses in family law, but, as with previous editions, it is also a useful initial research source for practitioners.

This book provides up-to-date coverage of the main topics in family law, including the law of marriage, the law of property for both married and unmarried cohabitants, spousal support, child support, custody and access, and domestic agreements. It also covers emerging aspects of family law, including: evolving concepts of parentage, judicial interviews in custody and access cases, the impact of domestic violence on family law outcomes, statistics and social trends that affect family law, and more material on the role of family lawyers and law reform.

About the Author
Berend Hovius is a Professor of Law at Western University and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. During his over 35 years at Western Law, he has taught various courses in the family law area as well as Constitutional Law and has written many articles on the major aspects of family law. He is also the co-author of The Law of Family Property, Carswell, 1991. Professor Hovius frequently presents papers at continuing legal education seminars and conferences for family law practitioners.

Mary-Jo Maur is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, where she teaches Civil Procedure, Family Law, Torts, Introduction to Legal Skills, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She  practised family law  in Kingston, Ontario, for 29 years.

Nicholas Bala has been a Professor at the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University since 1980. He is an internationally recognized expert on Family and Children’s Law. Much of his research in this area is interdisciplinary, and his work is frequently cited by the courts. He also teaches and writes on Contract Law.

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