Can a parent of one spouse be taken to have intended the gift to both spouses?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from M.Y.T.C. v L.H.N, 2020 BCSC 414 (CanLII):

Recently, in N.S. v. C.S., 2020 BCSC 48, I concluded that where a parent of one spouse contributed to the purchase of what was intended to be a joint family home, the parent may be taken to have intended the gift for both spouses. Chief Justice Hinkson reached a similar conclusion in Cabezas v. Maxim, 2014 BCSC 767 [Cabezas].

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