MEL v BJL, 2011 ABQB 72

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1.2: Purpose and intention of these rules

Case Summary

This family law decision dealt with an Application for parenting and custody, along with a contempt Application by the Applicant. Although the contempt issue would normally have been severed from the other issues, the Court referred to the Foundational Rules – Rules 1.2(1) and 1.2(2)(b) – which stress that claims should be resolved quickly and in the most cost effective way. Based on these Foundational Rules, the Court heard all issues together, because this was the most efficient use of both the parties’ and Court’s time.

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