Project

Breach of Promise of Marriage (1983)

Project Status: LRC Reports
Project Contact: British Columbia Law Institute
Telephone Number: (604) 822-0142
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Overview

When a couple become engaged many people might be surprised to learn that their agreement to marry is regarded by the common law as a legally binding contract. If one party wishes to withdraw from the engagement, they do so at the risk of being liable for damages in an action for breach of promise of marriage. This project examines whether it is still necessary or desirable to retain such an action in British Columbia.

Keywords: marriage; breach of promise; damages; engagement; gift; property;
contract; reputation; loss; damage; divorce

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Reports

64. Report on Breach of Promise of Marriage

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Backgrounders

Breach of Promise of Marriage

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