In what circumstances will a trial judge order a spousal order under s. 15.2(4) of the Divorce Act?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from JSG v. AGG, 2005 BCSC 1457 (CanLII):

In Bracklow v. Bracklow, 1999 CanLII 715 (SCC), [1999] 1 S.C.R. 420, 169 D.L.R. (4th) 577 at para. 18, McLachlin J. (as she then was), speaking for the court, noted that trial judges “must exercise their discretion in light of the objectives of spousal orders as set out in s. 15.2(6), and after having considered all the factors set out in s. 15.2(4) of the Divorce Act.”

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