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The Enhanced Duties and Expectations Of Experts

The December 1, 2014 decision of Justice Harper in Berta v. Berta, 2014 Carswell Ont. 12382 is a must-read for every family law lawyer and business valuator who deal with complex financial claims, including child support and spousal support and business valuations.

In this case, both parties retained experienced valuators to prepare reports that provided opinions on the husband’s income for support purposes.  The case is noteworthy primarily because of the observations and remarks of Justice Harper about the conduct and approach of the wife’s business valuator during the…