What is the test for a hearing de novo under s. 15.2 of the Divorce Act?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from P.K.C. v. J.R.R., 2014 BCSC 932 (CanLII):

The claimant seeks to pursue this application as a hearing de novo as was done by Justice Gray in Giroux v. Buss, 2010 BCSC 965 at paras. 76-77 in the face of a separation agreement. A hearing de novo is treated as a fresh application for spousal support under s. 15.2 of the Divorce Act.

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