Disability and Family Law

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. My life as a single parent began shortly after a motor vehicle accident that left me a quadriplegic. My husband was not able or willing to make the commitment to having a wife with a disability. While I was in a rehabilitation hospital, he told me that I…

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Where is the Government Going on Custody and Access?

In the September 30th Throne Speech, the Chrétien government announced that the Divorce Act would be amended to better promote the best interest of the child, unified family courts would be expanded, and mediation and counselling would be encouraged in lieu of litigation. The commitment is very vague for a government that has been doing…

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Book Review: Susan B. Boyd – Child Custody, Law, And Women’s Work

Book Review: Susan B. Boyd – Child Custody, Law, And Women’s Work (Oxford University Press, 2002) Child Custody, Law, and Women’s Work is an important book: for legislative policy makers, for judges and lawyers, and for women and men who want to understand the complex legal and social context of child custody and access in…

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