The following cases set out important principles in family law:

 

Validity of Agreements:

 

§  Miglin v. Miglin [2003] 1 S.C.R. 303

§  Hartshorne v. Hartshorne [2004] 1 S.C.R. 550

§  Levan v. Levan 2008 ONCA 388

§  L.M.P. c. L.S., 2011 CSC 64

 

Custody:

§  Gordon v. Goertz [1996] 2 S.C.R. 27

§  W. (V.) v. S. (D.) [1996] 2 S.C.R. 108

 

Child Support:

§  Willick v. Willick [1994] 3 S.C.R. 670

§  G. (L.) V. B. (G.) [1995] 3 S.C.R. 370

§  Francis v. Baker [1999] 3 S.C.R. 250

§  Contino v. Leonelli-Contino [2005] 3 S.C.R. 217

§  D.B.S v. S.R.G.; L.J.W. v. T.A.R.; Henry v. Henry; Hiemstra v. Hiemstra [2006] 2 S.C.R. 231

 

Spousal Support:

§  Moge v. Moge [1992] 3 S.C.R. 813

§  G. (L.) V. B. (G.) [1995] 3 S.C.R. 370

§  Bracklow v. Bracklow [1999] 1 S.C.R. 420

§  Boston v. Boston [2001] 2 S.C.R. 413

§  Heinemann v. Heinemann1989 CanLII 196

§  Linton v. Linton  1990 CanLII 2597

 

Compensatory Allowance in Quebec:

§  Lacroix v. Valois [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1259

§  P.(S.) v. R. (M.) (Droit de la famille – 1947) [1996] 2 S.C.R. 842

§  M. (M.E.) v. L. (P.) (Droit de la famille – 594) [1992] 1 S.C.R. 183

§  D.G. v. L.S. (Droit de la famille — 103502) 2010 QCCA 2374 (Can II)

 

Property Rights of Unmarried Couples in Canada: