G. Jurisdiction

Author:Julien D. Payne - Marilyn A. Payne
Pages:24-24
 
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Canadian courts may assume jurisdiction in nullity proceedings, whether the marriage is void or voidable, if either party is domiciled within the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the commencement of the proceedings, or if the respondent is bona fide resident within the jurisdiction of the court, or when the marriage has been solemnized within the territorial jurisdiction of the court.41

[41] See JD Payne, "Jurisdiction in Nullity Proceedings" (1961) 26 Sask Bar Rev 20; Sarmiento v Villarico, 2014 BCSC 455, citing Savelieff v Glouchkoff (or Savelieff) (1964), 45 DLR (2d) 520 (BCCA); Ward v Ward (1985), 66 NBR (2d) 44 (QB (Fam Div)).

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