What is the presumption of advancement when a party is not married?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from Brewin v. Ferguson, 1982 CanLII 1272 (AB QB):

The parties were not married, there is therefore no presumption of advancement: Ruff v. Strobel. There was no intent on the part of the plaintiff to make a gift to the defendant. The purchase of the home was made on an understanding of a long-term equal contribution by the co-owners.

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