What is the test for equitable sharing of the economic consequences of marriage or marriage breakdown?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Makeeva v. Makeev, 2019 ONSC 4334 (CanLII):

Subsection 15.2(6)(a)-(d) speaks in particular to four objectives that inform the “equitable sharing of the economic consequences of marriage or marriage breakdown”: see Moge v. Moge, 1992 CanLII 25 (SCC), [1992] 3 S.C.R. 813, at p. 864. They concern the recognition of the economic advantages and disadvantages to the spouses that result from the marriage breakdown as well as the apportionment of financial consequences, relief from economic hardship, and in so far as is practicable, the promotion of economic self-sufficiency for both spouses: at p. 860. A marriage is to be regarded as a joint endeavour. The longer the relationship, the greater the presumptive claim to equal standards of living upon its dissolution: at p. 870.

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