Prystawik v. Prystawik, (1979) 19 A.R. 189 (NWTSC)

JudgeTallis, J.
CourtSupreme Court of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Case DateApril 30, 1979
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1979), 19 A.R. 189 (NWTSC)

Prystawik v. Prystawik (1979), 19 A.R. 189 (NWTSC)

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Prystawik v. Prystawik

(6101-00699)

Indexed As: Prystawik v. Prystawik

Northwest Territories Supreme Court

Tallis, J.

May 1, 1979.

Summary:

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Family Law - Topic 3560

Divorce - Grounds - Adultery - Evidence - Burden or standard of proof - A wife petitioned for divorce on the ground of her husband's adultery, about which she had no personal knowledge - The husband admitted adultery, but gave no details and there was no corroborating evidence of adultery - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court held that adultery was not proved, but granted the wife leave to re-open to adduce further evidence on adultery - The Supreme Court set out and discussed the standard of proof of adultery.

Cases Noticed:

Campbell v. Campbell, 27 R.F.L. 40, refd to. [para. 5].

Smith v. Smith and Smedman, [1952] 2 S.C.R. 312, appld. [para. 10].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Kronby, Divorce Practice Manual (2nd Ed.), pp. 102-103 [para. 11].

Counsel:

E.J. Brogden, for the petitioner;

Respondent in person.

This case was heard on April 30, 1979, at Yellowknife, N.W.T., before Tallis, J., of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, who delivered the following judgment on May 1, 1979:

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  • Evidence; procedure; costs
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2020
    • June 23, 2019
    ...Provenzano v hunder Bay (City), [2008] OJ No 1884 (SCJ). 66 Firestone v Firestone (1975), 5 OR (2d) 659 (HCJ). 67 Prystawik v Prystawik (1979), 19 AR 189 (NWTSC). See also Olson v Lazich (1971), 4 RFL 86 (Sask QB). 68 Ofet v Ofet (1993), 1 RFL (4th) 203 (Alta QB); Buttoo v Buttoo (1994), 4 ......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2020
    • June 23, 2019
    ...96 Prystawik v Prystawik (1979), 19 AR 189, [1979] NWTJ No 17 (SC) ..................................................................560 Psaila v Psaila (1984), 40 RFL (2d) 458 (BCCA) ............................................................................................ 601, 602 Psail......
  • Jantz v. Jantz, (1982) 15 Sask.R. 141 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan (Canada)
    • February 9, 1982
    ...as found in s. 9(1)(a) of the Divorce Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. D-8 (see paragraph 4). Cases Noticed: Prystawik v. Prystawik (1980), 19 A.R. 189, refd to. [para. Rice v. Rice, [1929] 1 W.W.R. 713, refd to. [para. 7]. Statutes Noticed: Rules of Court (Sask.), Queen's Bench Rules, rule 284 [para. ......
1 cases
  • Jantz v. Jantz, (1982) 15 Sask.R. 141 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan (Canada)
    • February 9, 1982
    ...as found in s. 9(1)(a) of the Divorce Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. D-8 (see paragraph 4). Cases Noticed: Prystawik v. Prystawik (1980), 19 A.R. 189, refd to. [para. Rice v. Rice, [1929] 1 W.W.R. 713, refd to. [para. 7]. Statutes Noticed: Rules of Court (Sask.), Queen's Bench Rules, rule 284 [para. ......
2 books & journal articles
  • Evidence; procedure; costs
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2020
    • June 23, 2019
    ...Provenzano v hunder Bay (City), [2008] OJ No 1884 (SCJ). 66 Firestone v Firestone (1975), 5 OR (2d) 659 (HCJ). 67 Prystawik v Prystawik (1979), 19 AR 189 (NWTSC). See also Olson v Lazich (1971), 4 RFL 86 (Sask QB). 68 Ofet v Ofet (1993), 1 RFL (4th) 203 (Alta QB); Buttoo v Buttoo (1994), 4 ......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2020
    • June 23, 2019
    ...96 Prystawik v Prystawik (1979), 19 AR 189, [1979] NWTJ No 17 (SC) ..................................................................560 Psaila v Psaila (1984), 40 RFL (2d) 458 (BCCA) ............................................................................................ 601, 602 Psail......

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