Shared custody granted even if the mother lives in another province
We represented the plaintiff who requested custody and alimony.
Our client requested interim shared custody even though she lived in New Brunswick and the child was in Quebec.
According to our client, the parties lived in Quebec and planned that the defendant was to join the plaintiff in New Brunswick. However, this never happened because the defendant did not go to join her and never returned the minor child to the plaintiff. Also, our client claimed she had been a victim of the defendant’s conjugal violence and blackmail.
As for the defendant, he completely denied that the couple had planned to move to New Brunswick or that he was to return their minor daughter as promised. He also totally denied the allegations of violence and blackmail.
Following testimony, the Judge ordered that the daughter would live with the defendant and that the plaintiff would have access rights allowing her to leave Quebec with her daughter for seven consecutive days every month. She also ordered that the plaintiff could spend four consecutive days with the daughter in Montreal every month and communicate with the young girl twice a week.
Therefore, the plaintiff was granted shared custody of the minor child despite the fact that both parties did not dwell in the same province.
Not all the clients of Mrs Vallelonga’s firm win their case. See notice.