In what circumstances will a husband and wife be able to claim equal living standards of living with the wife when they separate from each other?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Picone v. Thomas, 2007 BCSC 199 (CanLII):

In Moge v. Moge, 1992 CanLII 25 (SCC), [1992] 3 S.C.R. 813, at paragraph 84, L’Heureux-Dubé, J. said: . . . As marriage should be regarded as a joint endeavour, the longer the relationship endures, the closer the economic union, the greater will be the presumptive claim to equal standards of living upon its dissolution.

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