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Alberta report snapshot of nature and scale of family disputes | John-Paul Boyd

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 8:26 AM | By John-Paul Boyd

A new report from the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family analyzes data collected by the federal Department of Justice from Alberta divorce files in 2011, focusing on timelines in the divorce process, parenting orders and child support orders. The report reaches a number of interesting conclusions, especially when the data is analyzed by gender and by the mention of family violence.

Slightly fewer than 15 per cent of the 328 files reviewed contained at least one mention of family violence. However, the ground...