NEW - Rozen v. Rozen, 2002 BCCA 537 (CanLII)

  • September 27, 2002

Date: 2002-09-27. Docket: CA028912. | Link

Appeal from a child support order. Ms. Rozen seeks to admit fresh evidence of the Mr. Rozen’s 2000 income tax return, which she obtained by court order. The appellate court found that “[t]he failure to make full disclosure of his 2000 income is an egregious mistake in judgment on the father's part. […]More importantly, it is clear Mr. Rozen knew his partnership income for 2000 when his counsel appeared before Oppal J. […] I cannot resist the conclusion Mr. Rozen deliberately withheld his 2000 income tax return from Oppal J. with a view to minimizing the payment of child support and thwarting the purpose of the [Child Support] Guidelines.” The court ordered retroactive child support from January 1, 2000 and ordered Mr. Rozen to pay special costs.