Quantum of Spousal Support & Equalization Payment Appeal: Berta v Berta

The Appellant wife and Respondent husband married in December 1982. They separated after 27 years of marriage in March 2010. Following the wife’s retirement during the marriage, the husband started his own business in 1986, ACCE Inc., of which the parties were equal shareholders and served as the company’s directors.
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A Family Gift or a Loan?

During the parties’ marriage, the Respondent’s Father, K, advanced $90,414.39 to his son to help fund the down payment on the matrimonial home. K advanced a further $67,000 to his son during the marriage that the Respondent claims was used to help pay the mortgage and other household expenses of the matrimonial home.
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