Currently, Alberta’s Matrimonial Property Act [MPA] requires matrimonial property to be valued at the date of trial. This is in direct opposition to many other matrimonial property statutes across Canada, which have opted to use the date of separation as the default valuation date. An Alberta case law review indicates that valuation date is one of the most problematic areas under the MPA, with valuation at trial reducing the chances of settlement and leading to increased cost and delay. Should the default valuation date under the MPA be changed from the date of trial to the date of separation? ALRI published a Report for Discussion reviewing the current law and the options for reform in December 2014. ALRI’s final recommendations were published in September 2015 in Final Report 107 – Matrimonial Property Act: Valuation Date.