Sorensen v Sorensen, 2020 ABQB 737

Important case out of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Sorensen v Sorensen, 2020 ABQB 737. The parties were married for almost 35 years. The majority of the issues had been resolved prior to trial, and the Wife received a $2.2 million lump sum payment in the property settlement. The point at issue inContinue reading “Sorensen v Sorensen, 2020 ABQB 737”

Coles v Coles, 2020 NSSC 200

In the recent Supreme Court case out of Nova Scotia, Coles v Coles, 2020 NSSC 200, due to a material change in circumstance, the Husband sought to vary his monthly spousal support payments and his obligation to maintain a $600,000 life insurance policy. Although a material change was found and support was reduced, the lifeContinue reading “Coles v Coles, 2020 NSSC 200”

Matrimonial Property Exemptions & Onus of Proof

In the recent case, Rehman v Sadouzai, 2020 ABQB 623, the Plaintiff sought an exemption for a higher amount of the documented sale proceeds, which he claimed was exempt family property in Pakistan. The evidence submitted was deemed to be insufficient and conflicting. This finding is important as it confirms the law that, on theContinue reading “Matrimonial Property Exemptions & Onus of Proof”