Potter v. Da Silva

Potter v. Da Silva (2014) ONCJ 302
parties were never married and the mother was making a claim for custody and child support. In Answer, the Respondent father asked for joint-shared custody and more time with the child. The Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) appointed a social worker to investigate and she recommended 50-50 shared custody. At trial, Justice Zisman rejected her Report and ordered full custody to the Mother. Excellent review of the law and duties of OCL assessor

(2014) ONCJ 443: Later, after written submissions, the Judge also ordered substantial indemnity costs in the amount of $59,500 be paid by the father. Approximately half of that amount was ordered to be collectable as “support” by the Family Responsibility Office (FRO), obviously a judge concerned about the possibility of the payor filing for bankruptcy and trying to avoid paying anything. Bankruptcy does not affect or cancel support.