Harwood v. Thomas, (1981) 45 N.S.R.(2d) 414 (CA)

JudgeMacKeigan, C.J.N.S., Hart and Macdonald, JJ.A.
CourtSupreme Court of Nova Scotia (Canada)
Case DateMarch 30, 1981
JurisdictionNova Scotia
Citations(1981), 45 N.S.R.(2d) 414 (CA)

Harwood v. Thomas (1981), 45 N.S.R.(2d) 414 (CA);

    86 A.P.R. 414

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Harwood v. Thomas

(S.C.A. 00726)

Indexed As: Harwood v. Thomas

Nova Scotia Supreme Court

Appeal Division

MacKeigan, C.J.N.S., Hart and Macdonald, JJ.A.

March 30, 1981.

Summary:

This case arose out of a husband's appeal from a decision allowing his wife's petition for divorce, ordering an equal division of the matrimonial assets and ordering payment to the wife for her contribution to the husband's business assets. The decision of Morrison, J., of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division, is reported in (1981), 43 N.S.R.(2d) 292; 81 A.P.R. 292.

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Appeal Division, dismissed the appeal and affirmed the trial judge's decision.

Family Law - Topic 865

Husband and wife - Property rights arising from marriage - Distribution orders - Matrimonial home - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Appeal Division, affirmed the trial judge's decision to award a wife a 50% interest in the matrimonial home, which was registered in the husband's name and was the only matrimonial asset - See paragraphs 4 to 7.

Family Law - Topic 880

Husband and wife - Property rights arising from marriage - Distribution orders - Contribution to business assets - The Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Appeal Division, affirmed the trial judge's decision to award a wife $1,000.00 as compensation for acting as a director of her husband's company and for working without regular pay - See paragraphs 8 to 11.

Statutes Noticed:

Matrimonial Property Act, S.N.S. 1980, c. 9, sect. 12 [para. 4]; sect. 13 [para. 5]; sect. 18 [para. 8].

Counsel:

W.R.E. Goodfellow, Q.C., for the appellant;

Nancy J. Bateman and Luanna Bell, for the respondent.

This appeal was heard on March 30, 1981, by MacKEIGAN, C.J.N.S., HART and MACDONALD, JJ.A., of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Appeal Division.

On March 30, 1981, MacKEIGAN, C.J.N.S., delivered the following judgment:

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    ...179 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 83]. Puopolo v. Puopolo (1986), 2 R.F.L.(3d) 73 (Ont. H.C.), refd to. [para. 101]. Harwood v. Thomas (1980), 45 N.S.R.(2d) 414; 86 A.P.R. 414 (C.A.), refd to. [para. Trembath v. Trembath, [1993] O.J. No. 202 (Gen. Div.), refd to. [para. 101]. S.M.B. v. K.R.B. (19......
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    • Canada
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    • October 6, 1999
    ...(C.A.), refd to. [para. 37]. Ray v. Ray (1993), 121 N.S.R.(2d) 340; 335 A.P.R. 340 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 37]. Harwood v. Thomas (1981), 45 N.S.R.(2d) 414; 86 A.P.R. 414 (C.A.), refd to. [para. Toneguzzo-Norvell et al. v. Savein and Burnaby Hospital, [1994] 1 S.C.R. 114; 162 N.R. 161; 38 B......
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    ...an equal division would be unfair or unconscionable on a broad view of all relevant factors:” Harwood v. Thomas (1981), 45 N.S.R. (2d) 414 (A.D.) at para 7, per MacKeigan, ·      Although the word “unfair” and “unconscionab......
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