What is the test for unjust enrichment in matrimonial cases?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Perala v. Bowditch, 2006 BCSC 512 (CanLII):

In Pettkus v. Becker, 1980 CanLII 22 (SCC), [1980] 2 S.C.R. 834, 117 D.L.R. (3d) 257, Mr. Justice Dickson (as he then was) wrote, at 848, that, to make out unjust enrichment in matrimonial cases, three requirements must be satisfied: “an enrichment, a corresponding deprivation and absence of any juristic reason for the enrichment.”

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