Does use of an asset for a family purpose prior to marriage make it a family asset?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from L.E.M. v. D.M.I., 2013 BCSC 450 (CanLII):

The law is clear that use of an asset for a family purpose prior to marriage does not make the asset a family asset. The asset has to be ordinarily used for a family purpose during the marriage to become a family asset: Bindley v. Muliner, 2001 BCCA 380.

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