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Coming clean about non-disclosure | John-Paul Boyd

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 8:36 AM | By John-Paul Boyd

It’s been more than 20 years since Justice Peter Fraser described non-disclosure as “the cancer of matrimonial litigation” in Cunha v. da Cunha, and yet problems securing adequate financial disclosure continue to bedevil family law disputes.

In fact, recent research by the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family shows that difficulties with disclosure are getting worse, despite the abundance of rules and regulations making disclosure compulsory and the critical necessity of proper disclosure in disputes dealing with child support, spousal support and the division...