AuthorJulien D. Payne
e research and word processing costs of this edition of Child Support Guideline s in
Canada have been f‌inanced by Da nreb Inc, a private corporation that engages in legal
research and publications and in socia l policy and management consulting.
e authors thank Jef‌f Miller for his co-operation in f acilitating this publication and ar-
ranging for the in-house preparation of a comprehensive table of cases. e authors much
appreciate the ef‌forts of Lesley Steeve and Danna Petersen-Deeprose who discharged ed i-
torial responsibilities in t heir usual ef‌f‌icient manner.
ere comes a time in an author’s life when he (for those who don’t know me, I am
male) should look back and acknowledge with gratitude the contribution that others have
made to the development of one’s career. First and foremost, I want to thank my late parents,
Kathleen Mary Payne and Frederick Payne. For the rest of this piece, I sha ll avoid the word
late. If the people I mention continue to inf‌luence what I do, then it is unfair to refer to
them as late. In any event, I am not always sure whether some of them are sti ll on the tree
of life. (Some people have the same thoughts about me.) As for my parents, my father was
the parent who not only washed me in the sink; he was t he parent who stressed the need for
an education and was instr umental in my choosing a legal career. I derive my commitment
and dedication from my mother. When my mother was in business with my father, she was
the initiator of change. She had an uncanny abil ity to anticipate changes in ma rket forces.
For those who have followed my career, which probably means only me, I always took pride
in being the f‌irst of‌f the mark. It did n’t always work out. In the mid-s, I submitted an
article entitled “e Mediation of Fami ly Disputes” to the Canadian Bar Review and to the
Irish Jurist. ey both declined to publish it — I suppose it had nothing to do with law. How
times have changed. Not being receptive to such rejection, I published the paper in Pay ne’s
Divorce and Family Law Digest  at pages / (Richard De Boo Publishers). My
publishers had no choice, if they wanted to continue to use my services a s a digester of cases.
But looking back beyond that point to the beginni ng of my writing and law reform careers,
I owe it all to Tony Palmer, of Burroughs Company Limited, who asked me to write t he
second edition of the then-bible in Canadian fami ly law, namely, Power on Divorce. After

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