What is the standard of review for an award affecting spousal support?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from Sawatzky v. Sawatzky, 2008 ABCA 355 (CanLII):

The standard of review of an award affecting spousal support, including an interim order, is set out in Hickey v. Hickey 1999 CanLII 691 (SCC), [1999] 2 S.C.R. 518 at para 11: ..[A]ppeal courts should not overturn support orders unless the reasons disclose an error in principle, a significant misapprehension of the evidence, or unless the award is clearly wrong.

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