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Top court maps out approach to support changes

Anne-France Goldwater of Montreal’s Goldwater, Dube, counsel for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (DAWN-RAFH) who intervened in L.M.P. v. L.S., said the groups were “thrilled” with the Supreme Court’s judgment.

“What [they] wanted to establish is that, where there is long-term support provided for in an agreement between a husband and a wife, a husband should not be able to come back with impunity and merely say: ‘We have been divorced this amount of time — cut the support,’ ” Goldwater said.

No shrinking violet

Anne-France Goldwater, BCL’80, is a one-of-a-kind presence on the Quebec legal scene. Her frank manner and shoot-from-the-hip style stand out in a world soaked in protocol and civility. It doesn’t hurt that she has a knack for court cases that grab newspaper headlines.

Meet Canada Reads panelist Anne-France Goldwater

Quebec litigator Anne-France Goldwater may not be familiar to many Canada Reads fans outside la belle province. But that doesn’t mean you should count her out. Known for her tell-it-like-it-is ways, this family law lawyer is known as “Quebec’s Judge Judy.” And with a rep like that, the other Canada Reads panelists better watch out!

Ruling the airwaves with “L’Arbitre”

Anne-France Goldwater, BCL’80, brings her no-holds-barred attitude with her as she rules on small claims arbitration cases on her new television show, L’Arbitre. Finally, a depiction of the hearing of a live case and the rendering of a verdict that is stimulating without insulting the participants – or the viewers’ intelligence!

Lawyer to become Quebec's "Judge Judy"

One of Quebec’s most colourful legal figures will be starring in her own television show this coming fall, L’Arbitre. Family lawyer Anne-France Goldwater is about to become the province’s “Judge Judy” equivalent, hearing small-claims cases and making decisions about personal disputes for a broadcast audience.