About the Authors

AuthorJulien D. Payne/Marilyn A. Payne
About the Authors
Julien D Payne, CM, QC, LLD, LSM, FRSC, one of Canada’s pre-eminent family law special-
ists, has been called the architect of the Unied Family Court and no-fault divorce. He has
taught family law at the Universities of Alberta, Western Ontario, Ottawa, and Saskatchewan,
and written extensively about family law and family dispute resolution. Julien D Payne is the
author of Payne on Divorce, 4th ed, 1996 (Carswell) and the co-author of Canadian Family
Law (Irwin Law). His writings have been cited more than 2,000 times by trial courts and
appellate courts in Canada, including by the Supreme Court of Canada. He was awarded the
Law Society Medal by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2 002 and was made a member of
the Order of Canada in 2004.
Marilyn A Payne is an experienced author and the founding editor of the looseleaf service,
Payne’s Divorce and Family Law Digest, 1980–1999 (Richard de Boo). She is the co-author of
Canadian Family Law (Irwin Law).

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