‘Scorched earth’ litigation: Detrimental to children and burden on scarce judicial resources

By Georgialee A. Lang (October 14, 2022, 2:42 PM EDT) -- In a family law case that was described as a clear example of the need for judicial economy and consistency, which invoked the integrity of the administration of justice, the court acceded to the claimant wife’s application to declare findings of fact in previous litigation between the same parties unassailable in their subsequent matrimonial litigation. This case, KS v. JTP 2022 BCSC 1727, included the matter of whether the children’s mother ought to be able to relocate with the children to Germany, her original home....
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