New CLEO Family Law Series

April 23, 2012

CLEO is pleased to announce the release of our new Family Law Series.

CLEO's new family law publications offer clear explanations of key topics in custody, access, parenting plans, child and spousal support, and property division.

The series dispels several common misconceptions about family law, including whether child support and custody are affected by who was to "blame" for the ending of a relationship, the difference between mediation and arbitration, the surprising effect of the matrimonial home on property division, what difference it makes if a couple was married or lived common-law, and whether payment of child support affects a parent's right to see their child.

To ensure clarity, relevance, and accuracy, CLEO conducted field testing with people dealing with family law issues and collaborated with experienced family law practitioners. The publications also feature a more accessible and inviting design. The series replaces our previous family law titles.

We encourage you to order copies, free of charge, to distribute to your clients. The French titles will be available in the next few weeks.

CLEO's Family Law Series

Separation and Divorce: Child Custody, Access, and Parenting Plans
Discusses different custody and access arrangements, how to get help to work out a parenting plan, and how judges and arbitrators make these decisions if the parents cannot agree.

Separation and Divorce: Child Support
Discusses how to calculate the amount of child support to be paid and how to enforce payment, with information about parents who are on social assistance.

Separation and Divorce: Spousal Support
Discusses the factors that affect whether spousal support must be paid, the amount to be paid, and for how long, and how to enforce payment, with information about spouses who are on social assistance.

Separation and Divorce or Death of a Spouse: Property Division
Explains the basic rules for property division between separating married spouses, including special rules about the matrimonial home and what happens to property if one spouse dies, with information about the different situation of common-law spouses.