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Old 12-01-2019, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Janus View Post

5. I really want to talk to the police!
No, I really don't, lol. Just wasn't sure if I'm obligated to return the officer's call. I will not be calling back the police but rather, will write to the ex saying if she really is that concerned about me recording, then I'm happy to move exchanges to a public place effective immediately (not like I haven't suggested that before).

I read Patterson v Powell, 2014ONSC1419 by J. Pazaratz and Stirling v Blake, 2013ONSC5216 by J. Quinn that Tayken shared. Very well written and raise some profound questions.

I especially liked para 26 by J. Pazaratz, where he states:
"Some embattled parents might be quite content to call the police for every timesharing exchange. They may perceive dialling 911 as being faster, cheaper, and more emotionally satisfying than returning to court. Is that potential abuse of community resources not to mention abuse of the children themselves something we want to leave to the discretion of relentless litigators? Surely s. 36(2) of the CLRA is intended to be a protection for children, not a weapon for disgruntled parents."
Might I add, within the last few months, I have heard the word "police" from my ex more times than I have in my entire life. One of those occasions included where I sent her a voluntary support payment via e-transfer, while no contact restrictions were in place. Later that evening, I got a call from police saying my ex alleged I contacted her ... no charges were laid (the e-transfer was of course accepted after a few days later ).

I also liked the following footnote by J. Quinn:
"It has been my non-clinical observation that many litigants who reach the trial stage in Family Court suffer from some form of personality disorder. Perhaps Family Court should be placed under the Ministry of Health. Too many litigants hijack Family Court, squandering valuable and diminishing resources in the process. Anyone can walk into a court house and frivolously start or defend a proceeding that, like a runaway train, is difficult to halt in a timely manner and not before damage is done."
I think there's def a ring of truth to that. Too bad, I'm not a certified professional to declare my ex falls within it.
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