When will a judge refuse to grant a divorce under the Divorce Act?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Sran v. Sran, 2016 BCSC 1311 (CanLII):

Even when the requirements of the Divorce Act have been met, it is clear that judges retain a common law discretion to decline to grant a divorce. The nature of this discretion was concisely summarized by Mr. Justice Blok in Mann v. Mann, 2013 BCSC 1726:

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