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Ontario Court of Appeal ruling may have ‘far-reaching effect’ on family law

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 6:19 AM | By Ian Burns

The Ontario Court of Appeal has delivered a decision in a custody case that a family lawyer says may have far-reaching consequences.

Christine Marchetti, Stanchieri Family LawIn a unanimous decision, the appeal court ruled in Duff v. James 2017 ONCA 606, that a judge in a custody matter did not overstep his authority in ordering the Ontario Provincial Police to enforce an order that would ordinarily have been undertaken by the local police force.

The decision stems from a custody dispute between Shirley Diana Duff and...