Advancing Pecuniary & Non-Pecuniary Claims Under the Family Law Act

Author(s): Sloan H. Mandel, Deanna S. Gilbert

March 26, 2014


When a victim has been injured, the Family Law Act entitles certain family members to claim damages of their own. Sections 61 to 63 of the FLA are the key provisions. In some cases, FLA claims can be significant. This paper will provide an overview of some “main considerations” when advancing FLA claims; focus on “bigger ticket” pecuniary claims; and summarize a few cases in which higher sums for non-pecuniary claims have been awarded.

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