July 2018 | Article

When a ‘final agreement’ in family law isn’t final at all

Special to the National Post

Family law disputes are often lengthy and emotionally wrought, making the individuals involved eager to get them over with.

Usually, that comes in the form of a written agreement setting out the rights and responsibilities of the parties against the backdrop of their separation.

But sometimes the finality of such a “final agreement” can itself become an issue.

That is precisely what happened in Bartch v. Bartch, a case heard by the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.

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