A new Supreme Court decision will have a significant impact on the thorny issue of apportioning pension interests when dividing matrimonial property in the event of divorce or separation.
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Grant Hassan, a family lawyer at Harper Macleod, explains why business owners should be aware of how their business interests may be regarded as matrimonial property on divorce.