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Curious
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Posted On: 8/17/2017
Curious
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In September 2016 I immigrated to Canada because I was in an abusive relationship with my daughters for 4.5 years. It was hard getting help from the police even after I reported him so many times, this is what forced me to migrate. In May 2017 I became a Protected person.

In August 2017 I decided to apply for custody for our daughter because i had been in contact wither her dad over the phone, he started asking questions about visiting and I can remember in the past that he mentioned taking our daughter and moving to another country without my permission one day. I dont have an issue with him being in contact with or without our daughter but it frightens me to know that i may not be able to stop him in the future if he does come and try to take her. I do not now his thoughts. I was told by a legal aid employee that i will have to notify if of my application and he will be served a notice. I left my country because of him and lack of protection from the government, if a decision is made that he can have full visitation rights then wouldnt that contradict the whole reason for me and my daughter coming to Canada?

In this case, what would the court decide? I am also curious to know what will be decided if i apply for child support, seeing that he is in a country that doesnt have connections with Canada for child support ( i would have to file child support in that country). In general id like to know what to expect when applying to Custody and child support?
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Posted On: 8/23/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

It is best that you contact someone who is familiar with family law issues in Canada.

You may want to try and contact the nearest Family Law Information Centre (FLIC).

According to the Ministry of the Attorney General website,


FLIC services are available in family courts across Ontario. At the FLIC you can find information about separation and divorce and related family law issues, family justice services, alternative forms of dispute resolution, local community resources and court processes.

Information and Referral Coordinators (IRCs) are available at designated times to help you understand your needs and to make referrals to appropriate services. IRCs can give you information about family mediation and other ways to solve your issues without going to court.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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