Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Grossly Unfair Definition:

Manifestly unfair; clearly more than merely unfair; disproportionately unfair.

A term found in the Canadian statute, such as the Family Relations Act of British Columbia, used in conjunction with child support and applications to cancel or reduce arrears thereof.

At §96(2), the British Columbia statutes provides:

"If an application is made to reduce or cancel arrears under a maintenance order, the court may reduce or cancel the arrears but only if it is satisfied that it would be grossly unfair not to do so."

The term is also used, inter alia, within the Nova Scotia Support Enforcement Act and the Manitoba Family Maintenance Act.


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