What steps must a party who resides in another jurisdiction take to be considered "substantive" in attorned to this court's jurisdiction?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Buchanan v Buchanan, 2020 BCSC 1209 (CanLII):

The authorities support the proposition that acceptance of this court's jurisdiction requires that a party who resides in another jurisdiction take a step that is considered to be "substantive" in nature. For example, in Buck v. Buck, 2013 BCSC 449, Macaulay J. concluded that, by filing a counterclaim, property and financial statements, and participating in a judicial case conference, the respondent had effectively attorned to this court’s jurisdiction: paras. 12-15.

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