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

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from D.A.C. v K.J, 2021 BCSC 2479 (CanLII):

Compensatory support is intended to provide for an equitable sharing of the economic consequences of the relationship or its breakdown. Both economic advantage and disadvantage are considered. The longer the relationship, the greater will be the presumptive claim to an equal standard of living upon its breakdown: Chutter v. Chutter, 2008 BCCA 507 [Chutter] at paras. 50-52; Bracklow at paras. 34 and 39; Moge at 861-863 and 870.

Other Questions


What is the test for entitlement to a pension in a long-term common law relationship? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the quantum of compensation for unjust enrichment in the context of a long-term relationship? (Ontario, Canada)
What is the test for entitlement in a long-term relationship? (Ontario, Canada)
How does compensation support address economic disadvantageages caused by a long-term relationship? (Ontario, Canada)
What are the implications of a long-term, long term relationship on the property of a person who is not in a marriage? (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Is a common-law relationship that extended over a long-term common law relationship valid? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the impact of a long-term relationship between a parent and their children on the relationship? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the impact of traditional marriage on spousal support for a long-term relationship? (British Columbia, Canada)
Is the respondent entitled to support on a non-compensatory basis as a result of a long-term relationship? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the test for determining whether a person contributed to the increase in value of their property during a long-term relationship? (British Columbia, Canada)