What is the test for disclosing a debt in a matrimonial proceeding?

Nova Scotia, Canada


The following excerpt is from P.W. v. M.W., 2021 NSSC 72 (CanLII):

While knowledge of a debt is not essential to its classification as matrimonial, in Selbstaedt v. Selbstaedt, 2004 NSSF 110, Dellapinna, J. at paragraph 45 noted "the non-disclosure of a significant debt by one of the parties may make the task of meeting the burden of proof more difficult to achieve."

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