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Lessons in family property law reform: The British Columbian experience

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dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-02T15:50:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-02T15:50:19Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5581
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In England and Wales, notwithstanding the judicial development of guiding principles designed to underpin the application of the court’s discretion in the reallocation of assets pursuant to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, the financial consequences of divorce remain ‘largely discretionary’ (J Scherpe, ‘A Comparative Overview of the Treatment of Non-Matrimonial Assets, Indexation and Value Increases’ (2013) 25(1) CFLQ 61, 73). As Scherpe observes, ‘the overarching principle is to achieve fairness, which is a rather vague term, and section 25 of the Act [which enumerates the factors to be taken into consideration in the exercise of this judicial discretion] does little to instil more certainty’. In Ireland, in light of the even broader discretion afforded to the judiciary pursuant to the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996 and the almost complete absence of judicially developed principles, arguably still greater uncertainty prevails vis-à-vis property division on divorce. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Jordan Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Family Law;3
dc.subject family law en_US
dc.subject British Colombia en_US
dc.title Lessons in family property law reform: The British Columbian experience en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-02-09T16:54:10Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2185671
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Family Law
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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