AuthorJulien D. Payne/Marilyn A. Payne
As with previous editions, the research and word-processing costs of this edition of Child
Support Guidelines in Canada , 2022 have been nanced by Danreb Inc, a private corporation
that engages in legal research and publications and in socia l policy and management consult-
ing. e authors wish to acknowledge their access to relevant judicial decisions wit h neutral
citations through their regu lar use of CanLII.
e authors thank Je Miller for his co-operation in f acilitating this publication and
arranging for the in-house preparation of a comprehensive case list. e authors much ap-
preciate the eorts of Lesley Steeve, Dale Clar ry, Heather Raven, and others who discharged
editorial responsibilities in t heir usual ecient manner.
ere comes a time in an author’s life when he (for those who don’t know me, I am a
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 inuence 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 still on the tree of life.
Some people have the same thoughts about me. 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 abilit y to anticipate changes in market forces. For those who
have followed my career, which probably means only me, I always took pride in being the rst
o the mark. It didn’t always work out. In the mid-1980s, I submitted an article entitled “e
Mediation of Family Disputes” to the Canadi an Bar Review and to the Irish Jurist. ey both
declined to publish it because it had nothing to do wit h law. How times have changed. Not to
be defeated, I published the paper in Payne’s Divorce and Family Law Digest at pages 1861–67
(Richard De Boo Publishers, 1984). My publishers had no choice if they wanted to continue to
use my services as a digester of ca ses. But, looking back beyond that point to the beginning of
my writing and law reform careers, I owe a great deal to Tony Palmer, of Burroughs Company
Limited, who invited me to write the second edit ion of the then bible in Canadian fa mily law,
namely, Power on Divorce. Af ter the publication of the second edition in 1964, I was recog-
nized as an authority on Ca nadian fami ly law by legal practitioners, a remarkable feat for a

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