What is the test for equal division of property or family debt?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Doell v Prentice, 2018 BCSC 1115 (CanLII):

The question here falls to be determined under s. 95. That provision calls for equal division of family property or family debt unless an equal division would be “significantly unfair”. That term was considered by Butler J. in Remmem v. Remmem, 2014 BCSC 1552 at para. 44. As he put it, “significantly is understood to mean more than a regular impact – something weighty, meaningful or compelling.”

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