Does having the father present his case first, including evidence presented by the father and his witnesses, result in the mother’s counsel eliciting information from the mother without first putting the issue to the father?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Achakzad v. Zemaryalai, 2009 CanLII 49896 (ON SC):

Having the father present his case first, including evidence presented by the father and his witnesses, resulted in the mother’s counsel eliciting information from the mother without first putting the issue to the father, contrary the rule in Browne v. Dunn (1893), 1893 CanLII 65 (FOREP), 6 R. 67 (H.L.).

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