What is the test for a variation in the terms of a spouse's marriage contract?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from A.A.B. v. P.G.B., 2004 BCSC 1466 (CanLII):

As Sopinka J. wrote in Willick v. Willick, supra at 21 that: ...the change must be a material change of circumstances. This means a change, such that, if known at the time, would likely have resulted in different terms. The corollary to this is that if the matter which is relied on as constituting a change was known at the relevant time it cannot be relied on as the basis for variation.

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