Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments in Canadian Inter-Partner Family Court Disputes

42 Pages Posted: 23 May 2018

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

This article addresses the phenomenon of Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments (OPCA) from the lens of inter-partner disputes. The author begins by briefly reviewing the history of OPCA in Canada, and then proceeds to conduct a Canada-wide survey of OPCA judgments that involve inter-spouse conflict. One of the primary cases focused on is the Alberta judgment, Meads v. Meads. The author finds that there are few OPCA judgments to draw from, which he concludes is a result of the character of OPCA pseudolegal concepts. These concepts are typically intended to target government and institutional actors, rather than private individuals, meaning that these arguments are ill suited to family law situations.

Keywords: family law, OPCA, pseudolaw, detaxer, sovereign citizen, freeman on the land, freemen on the land

JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

Netolitzky, Donald, Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments in Canadian Inter-Partner Family Court Disputes (2017). Alberta Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3177236

Donald Netolitzky (Contact Author)

Alberta Court of Queen's Bench ( email )

1A Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0R2
Canada

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