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What does a high-conflict separation and divorce look like?

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 8:43 AM | By Cheryl Suann Williams

High-conflict separations and divorces represent about 10 per cent of the approximately 70,000 annual divorces in Canada. They often result from one or both of the parties having high-conflict personalities. There are behaviours, both typical and unique, of the high-conflict party and consequences for their conduct that family law lawyers should be aware of.

While Rule 24(1) of the Family Law Rules presumes that a successful party is entitled to costs against the unsuccessful party, additional costs may be ordered for unreasonable and bad faith conduct by...