Family Law General
British Columbia Family Practice Manual
This manual is a good comprehensive starting point on family law practice and procedure in BC. Includes forms, precedents, checklists, limitation periods and Practice Directions. Chapter topics include: Obtaining Interim Relief, Using Alternatives to Trial, and Drafting Orders.
Also see CLE’s Family Law Deskbook
for practical help on preparing for court actions and drafting documents.
Annual Review of Family Law
What has happened over the past year in family law? Are there any new factors of which family law practitioners need to be aware? The answers to these questions can be found in the Annual Review of Family Law, a useful research tool.
Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia
KN170 F35 C352
What do the rules of evidence say about hearsay evidence when the welfare of a child is concerned? What is the difference between void and voidable marriages? The Family Law Sourcebook provides substantive law in summary form. Several topics are covered including pension division, injunctive relief and adoption. This is a good starting point for research and a useful in-court manual.
Family Mediation & Collaborative Practice Handbook
KN173.6 L35 2005
This handbook is written for the practicing mediation and collaborative lawyer. It includes sample letters, checklists, practice tips, questionnaires, retainer contracts and agreements. Topics covered include: custody and access, property division, child and spousal support, and ethical issues.
Divorce Act Manual
This looseleaf manual provides current analytical commentary and discussion of cases on the Divorce Act, Federal Child Support Guidelines and Federal Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines. Areas covered include: jurisdiction in corollary relief proceedings, duty of legal advisor, child and spousal support orders, income, order for custody, and recognition of foreign divorce.
Family Law Agreements: Annotated Precedents
KN170 F33 A2
Wondering how to best prepare clear and enforceable family law agreements? CLE’s Family Law Agreements: Annotated Precedents provides commentary on the applicable current law, discusses common drafting problems and outlines matters to be considered when preparing agreements. The text provides sample clauses in three key areas: cohabitation, marriage and separation. A sample of a complete agreement in each key area is included.
Spousal Support & Dependants’ Relief: Canada Quantum Digest
KN173.2 C36 S66
Matrimonial Property: Canada Quantum DigestKN172.5 C36 M37
This series of quantum digests is a helpful tool for determining entitlement to awards and quantum for family law cases. Each headnote includes details such as percentage of special or extraordinary expenses. Each digest is arranged so that you can easily find cases by relevant factors such as: number of children, annual income range, parties’ relationship, lump sum payments, or type of property.
Wilson on Children and The Law
KN176 W54 A1
This looseleaf text provides a wide ranging overview of jurisprudence and legislation concerning children. The text covers: custody, access, adoption, child protection, crimes by and against children, education, immigration.
Annotated Family Practice
KN170 A562 2016-17
Looking for statutes, rules, regulations and practice directions relevant to family law? CLE’s Annotated Family Practice contains all of the above as well as the Federal Child Support Guidelines and the BC simplified child support tables.