03/16/2011 03:20 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Canada's Family Law System Challenged

TORONTO -- Putting families in crisis through the adversarial court system has been likened to pouring gasoline on a fire, but while many agree change is needed ideas about how to achieve that vary wildly.

"The adversarial system, which is our traditional court system, it inflames a lot of these emotions that people have when they separate," said Judith Huddart, a family lawyer and president of the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation.

"It really isn't working, period. And it hasn't been working for some time."

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