Kim Ozubko comments in Benefits Canada article on division of pensions for common-law couples upon separation

July 13, 2018 | Kim Ozubko | Toronto

Benefits Canada, "Alberta common-law couples can now divide pensions upon separation"

Until recently, Alberta common-law couples that were splitting up couldn’t divide their pension assets, even if both parties wanted to.

This changed in April 2018, after the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta heard Lubianesky v. Gazdag. It determined the provision of the Employment Pension Plans Act that prevented such division was unconstitutional.

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