What is the compensatory ground of entitlement for spousal maintenance?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Krupa v. Krupa, 2008 BCSC 414 (CanLII):

In Rattenbury v. Rattenbury, 2000 BCSC 722, Romilly J. described the compensatory ground of entitlement for spousal maintenance in the following terms at para. 102: Compensatory maintenance is premised on the notion that the financial costs to a spouse of economic opportunity lost as a result of a joint decision for one spouse to remain at home and raise children should be borne equally by the spouses upon marriage breakdown.

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