Wenze v. De Paoli

This decision, from the Ontario Court of Appeal, was released on December 12, 2011 and deals with an appeal from a trial decision of the Superior Court of Justice.

The parties in this case, who were never married but rather lived together from May 2007 to October 2007, are the parents of one child who was born in April of 2007.

The Trial Decision

At trial, the judge awarded sole custody of the child to the Respondent/Father with the caveat that he was to consult with the Applicant/Mother prior to making any major decisions involving the health and schooling of the child.

The judge then ordered that each parent was to have equal time with the child pursuant to a detailed and elaborate access order that she had created for them.

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