Is there a presumption of equal sharing of marital property upon separation?

New Brunswick, Canada

The following excerpt is from LeBlanc v. LeBlanc, 2017 NBQB 222 (CanLII):

There is a “strong presumption” of equal sharing of marital property upon separation. But, this is a peculiar case: … Common exceptions to equal division result from peculiar circumstances: dissipation of assets; unequal contribution; short, second or late marriage and inherited property. … (Yorke v. Yorke 2011 NBCA 79 at para. 19)

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