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Old May 23rd 2012, 11:57 am
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For those of you that are married to a Canadian or thinking of getting married to a Canadian and moving to Canada make sure they sign the sponsorship papers before or shortly after you arrive or you might end up like this.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...ericanmom.html

Not all of the details are known but not a nice situation to be in.
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Bloody hell, she really picked a winner when she met him didn't she. What a bloody awful situation to be in.
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Something smells here. If she wanted to take her children to the US, I can't see why a Court wouldn't allow her to do so. The fact that the father has a huge amount of arrears of support suggests the children live, primarily, with mum. That being the case, as she is unable to support herself in Canada, it is difficult to see how it is not in the children's best interest to be allowed to relocate to the US with mum.

I am sure there is more to it.
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
Something smells here. If she wanted to take her children to the US, I can't see why a Court wouldn't allow her to do so. The fact that the father has a huge amount of arrears of support suggests the children live, primarily, with mum. That being the case, as she is unable to support herself in Canada, it is difficult to see how it is not in the children's best interest to be allowed to relocate to the US with mum.

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I think thats a given. She arrived in 2000 married to her Canadian husband and seperated in 2009. They had 9 years to get her sponsorship papers in and you wonder why he refused to sign them allegedly
How many of the kids were born between 2000 & 2009? At least 3 of the kids look under 9 in the picture.
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That's awful.

So what happens if families split up and they have citizenship or PR? can the mother take them back to where they originated from?

What a mess - hopefully with publishing her story she gets the help she needs.

I do think there is more to the story than this but what a horrible position to be in.
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Originally Posted by Geordie Lass
That's awful.

So what happens if families split up and they have citizenship or PR? can the mother take them back to where they originated from?
Not without the other parents agreement or a court order. Even moving provinces can be difficult sometime if one parent objects.
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Originally Posted by Geordie Lass
That's awful.

So what happens if families split up and they have citizenship or PR? can the mother take them back to where they originated from?

What a mess - hopefully with publishing her story she gets the help she needs.

I do think there is more to the story than this but what a horrible position to be in.
Once they have lived in Canada in one Province or Territory for at least a year, Canada has jurisdiction to grant a divorce. If they do not wish to obtain a divorce but just wish to deal with the children, provincial legislation governs.

When deciding what to do, the only criterion the Court uses is: what is in the best interests of the children. In a relationship where both parents have regular contact with the children, it is very difficult to persuade a Court to allow one parent to relocate to another Province with the children, let alone another country. This is because such a move, inevitably, means that one parent will lose lots of time with the children. If the relocating parent is not prepared to state that they will go irrespective of whether the children go with them, the Court will always do the "easy" thing and maintain the status quo.

It is difficult to show that any form of relocation benefits the children, unless, as in this instance, the relocating parent cannot support themself in their current location.

The story points to what he has done wrong, but does not state what she has done wrong. There is usually a very good reason why, on the facts as presented, the Court will not allow a relocation (as the article states it has).

I suspect that she has a history of refusing access to the father and BC wants to retain jurisdiction rather than allow it to be handed to a State in the US. Who knows?
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Thanks for the info.
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