February 2018 | Article

Damages for spousal abuse are on the rise after several years of neglect in family court

Special to the National Post

The world of family law peers behind closed doors and reveals the most intimate of details. Most often, courts decide issues of custody and access, spousal support and property. These issues require a recitation of the private details of a couple’s life together: who managed the household, who went to the children’s doctor’s and dentist’s appointments, who looked after the finances and what the family’s spending pattern was.

The evidence required to determine support and property issues, however, pales by comparison to the gut-wrenching evidence necessary to prove a claim for damages for spousal assault.

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