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Canadian Journal of Family Law. Volume 3, Numbers 2/3 (1980), p. 207-218.


With the increasing divorce rate in Canada, the incidence of remarriage has begun to climb. One of the consequences of this establishment of second families is that Courts have been confronted with decisions how, if at all, the newly acquired voluntary support duties of the prime obligor toward his second family affect his subsisting obligations to the first family, and particularly the children of that first family. Regrettably, current jurisprudential wisdom favours the exercise of broad, judicial disretion; at best, the remarriage and its train of new obligations is but a factor to which it is not presently possible to attach any guaranteed weight.

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