About the Authors

AuthorJulien D. Payne,Marilyn A. Payne
Date25 July 2022
About the Authors
Julien D. Payne, CM, QC, LLD, LSM, FRSC, is one of Canada’s pre-eminent
family law speci alists and has been called the arch itect of Unif‌ied Family
Courts and no-fault divorce. He has t aught family law at the universities of
Alberta, Oawa, Western Ont ario, and Saskatchewan, and has wr ien very
extensively about family law a nd family dispute resolution. He is the author
of Payne on Divorce, 4th ed (Carswell, 1996), and is the co-author with his
wife, Marilyn, of Cana dian Family Law and its companion text, Child Support
Guidelines in Canada, 2022, both of which are published by Irw in Law. His
writings have been c ited more than 2,000 times by tria l courts and appellate
courts in Can ada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He wa s awarded
the Law Society Medal by t he Law Society of Upper Canada in 2002 and was
made a member of the Order of Canada in 2004.
Marilyn A. Payne is an ex perienced author and the founding editor of the
loose-leaf service Payne’s Divorce and Family Law Digest, 1980–1999. She is
the co-author of Canadian Family Law and Child Support Guidelines in Canada,
2022 (Irwin Law).

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