Canadian court awards ex-wife of neurologist $16.6m of marital assets

Woman has strong entitlement on a compensatory basis: Judge

In one of the biggest divorce payouts abroad involving a Singaporean couple, the Vancouver-based former spouse of a neurologist will get C$16.4 million (S$16.6 million) of the couple's matrimonial assets while he gets to retain some C$21 million.

The Canadian court also ordered Singapore-based Dr Gobinathan Devathasan to pay C$8.4 million in spousal and child support and other items to his former wife, Ms Christie Devathasan. "Ms Devathasan has a strong entitlement on a compensatory basis," said Justice Geoffrey Gomery of the Supreme Court of British Columbia last week after a 19-day trial earlier this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2019, with the headline 'Canadian court awards ex-wife of neurologist $16.6m of marital assets'. Print Edition | Subscribe