I am a man leaving a common law relationship after 4 years of living together due to emotional abuse. She has a son from

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Customer: I am a man leaving a common law relationship after 4 years of living together due to emotional abuse. She has a son from a previous marriage. The father pays child support and has a relationship with the son. They are still legally married. Since I have ended the relationship she has become increasingly unstable. I have dozens of emails from her in just a 24 hour period and this happens every day. She says she is going to ruin my life and I have recordings of her saying she is going to accuse me of physically abusing her and her admitting it was a lie but it would be “her word against mine”. I want her out of my life as I fear for my safety but now she says she is taking me to court for child support and spousal support. Can she do that? Does the fact I have all this evidence proving how unstable she is help my cause?
JA: The Family Lawyer can help you determine if you have a case. Where are you located? These laws vary by state.
Customer: Ontario Canada
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Customer: no
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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Did you support her and her child for the 4 years?

Do you have a higher income than the father?

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I didn't support her. She has a full time job and she has been claiming as single on her income tax in order to get money from the government. We shared the bills and expenses. I think I have a slightly higher income than the father yes
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I'm not sure if this matters but I have a child with my ex wife that I pay support for
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Given you didn't support either of the two and given that the father is supporting the child and you never stood in his shoes and didn't take the position of the father it is not likely you will have to pay support for either of them.

Her emotional imbalance has no relevance but her threat to lie will help you in Court as the court will see she has no credibility.

Does that make sense?

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That is very helpful thank you. I don't think I have anything else to add
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I am able to text you here if I have follow up questions?
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Yes of course!

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