The Supreme Court of Canada returned to domestic contracts and their enforceability in the case of Rick v. Brandsema, 2009 SCC 10 (Can LII). The Court once again considered the competing policy goals of: promoting “finality” and respecting the rights of separating spouses to enter into agreements that will be enforced by the courts; and […]Continue reading

With the economy in a free fall, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s (OCA) decision in Serra v. Serra could not be more timely. The OCA decision reversed the trial court’s judgment and replaced it with an order requiring the husband to make a lesser payment to his wife to resolve the property claim under Ontario’s […]Continue reading