Saturday, September 15, 2012

Contempt in family law matters

CM v. SM, 2012 NLCA 59 has a useful comment regarding contempt in family law matters:

[74] While the court's power to cite for contempt should be used sparingly, especially in family matters, the integrity of the law must be maintained. Anarchy will result if people are permitted to take the law into their own hands. Courts must ensure compliance with their lawful orders and contempt proceedings are employed for this. See  (2000), 196 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 31, (NFTD) and Surgeoner v. Surgeoner (1992), 6 C.P.C. (3d) 318 (Ont. Ct. J.). Butler J. made no error of law

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