What is the test for entitlement in a long-term relationship?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Nixon v. Lumsden, 2020 ONSC 147 (CanLII):

Entitlement is a threshold question: Bracklow v. Bracklow, 1999 CanLII 715 (SCC), [1999] 1 S.C.R. 420 (S.C.C.), at para. 49. It can be compensatory, non-compensatory or some combination thereof. Compensatory claims are based either on the recipient’s economic loss or disadvantage as a result of the roles adopted during the marriage or on the recipient’s conferral of an economic benefit on the payor without adequate compensation.

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