What is the test for an application for a desk order divorce?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from B.J.T.1 v. B.J.T.2, 2001 BCSC 546 (CanLII):

This case first came before me as an application for a desk order divorce, that is, for the granting of an order without an oral hearing. The draft order contained provisions for a division of assets. Because there was no evidence as to the basis for the division, other than the fact that the parties had agreed to it, I rejected it. I referred Mr. B.J.T.1 to an earlier decision of mine, Burns v. Vickers[1].

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