The Dangers of Unequal Bargaining Power: Butler v Butler, 2015 ONSC 6796

The parties, Mr. and Ms. Butler began living together in 1979. They were married in 1982 and raised two children (both adults now). The couple jointly owned their home. Throughout their relationship and after, Mr. Butler worked on the automotive assembly line at Honda Canada. Ms. Butler assumed the role of a traditional stay-at-home mother; she maintained the home, cared for and raised the children, and had no substantial paid employment over the last 26 years.
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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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Income Determination: Performance Bonuses and Transitional Loans

The parties were married for 9 years before separating in 2014. There were 3 young children of the marriage, ages 1, 5, and 6, and the wife was on maternity leave at the time of separation. Approximately 2 months before separating, the husband secured a new position as a financial advisor at Raymond James for which his employment contract structured his pay as follows.
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