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Debra, Expert

Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Hey Debra, sorry been busy but do have more questions. Do we have to be common law for me to have guardianship?
Can I get full guardianship when not with my bf?
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I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

Sometimes responses and replies take time, so I ask you to be courteous and patient to allow me the time to type answers to you and also to others. At times I may even have to do some research.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Were you able to read my answer from last time?

Customer
I can go for guardianship without him then? The mother will protest but she is unfit and the kid (Sara) wants to stay with me. Sara thought her living here means I adopted her..lol She wants to continue living with me. What do I need to do to at least have guardianship while she lives here? Anytime anything goes on with the school they want the dad or mom to sign things..always asked if I am legal guardianship..etc.
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Debra, Expert

Here is the answer to your query. Please do not hesitate to ask any follow up questions related to this response and know that I will respond as soon as I can.

As I mentioned in our last discussion you do not have to be common law spouses with the father.

If you end up in court what you have to prove to the court is what you want is in the best interest of the child. The court is not going to consider what your relationship is with the father. They just need proof from you that what you want is best. The biological mother can contest and she will try to prove that what she wants is best and if the father contests he too will try to prove that what he wants is best.

Do you see what I mean?

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the father will agree and back me up about the mother no matter what, he wants me to have Sara regardless of our relationship. He can not watch her he does not have the patience or understanding. As for the mother since June Sara has been living with me. We were in contact with DPJ (Quebec child services) and they wrote a report about how Sara is not safe living with her mother and that I have been there since day one when she was suicidal. So I think the courts would see me as fit.
Customer
But I don't know how to start this process..and I still have so many questions..lol
Customer
Like, if I get guardianship by him getting custody and saying I have guardianship, can he take her away from me unwilling in the future? He has said that before in desperation so I don't break up with him.
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Debra, Expert

The site went off-line and my response to you appears to be lost. I'm sorry if I'm repeating myself.

If the father leader wants to see custody he can do so. The court will always only consider what is in the best interest of the child. So there are no guarantees. Your best next step would be to retain a lawyer who specializes in family law to start the legal process.

Presumably the dad will consent and the mother may contest.

Customer
right now she has a healthcard under Quebec at her mom's house, am I legally allowed to change her healthcard to ontario right now? Do I have to in order for her to be on my benefits? Can she keep both healthcards?
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Debra, Expert

You can't do anything right now because you're not the parent or legal guardian. So the father will have to apply for OHIP for her.

She cannot have two cards but each province's health coverage extends throughout all of Canada.

Customer
Can he apply for Ohip for her if his health card is Quebec though?
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Debra, Expert

Yes he can. He has to prove she has a permanent residence in Ontario.

Customer
Okay...well she attends school here and we have a report from dpj saying she is left in my care in Ontario.
Customer
If Sara with me till at least 18, and I have guardianship, can I get parents to pay custody? I think that is a losing battle but just curious.
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Debra, Expert

If you mean child support then yes you should be receiving child support.

Customer
I doubt I will get it..mother is on welfare and he won't pay it at all. I have a bunch of questions now about him..not related to custody but worried about getting mixed up with his very sketchy scenarios he tells me are legal.
Customer
Like, If he has fines in Ontario.. like parking fines and speeding tickets and his license and vehicles are registered in Quebec, can he avoid paying fines if he stays in Quebec or doesn't register his vehicles in Ontario?
Customer
Here are all my questions...lol
If I put my name on a house he is building but I pay a mortgage on it for lot and supplies, who owns the house if separate?If we live together in this house do we have to be common law?If no and he claims bankruptcy does it effect me?If common law and he owes money to government for taxes can they take my money?If he moves in with me, but keeps his address at his mother's and does taxes in that province, is that illegal?If I put a skidoo he bought for me in my name and insure it, and he has it on his property, can he refuse to give it back to me?What if he let's someone drive it without my knowledge and they get in accident and total it or someone elses skidoo?
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Debra, Expert

So these questions are excellent and I'm very happy to answer them but I can't answer them on this post. These are many different questions and none of them are related to custody or guardianship so could you please start a new post for each new question and be sure to put my name into each post and I will happily answer?

Customer
Oh okay sounds good...I will do that later tonight.
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Debra, Expert

OK
Good.

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Debra, Expert

Is there anything more I can help you with before I mark this question as complete?

Customer
No I think I am good for that. I will open new tickets soon as I can.
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Debra, Expert

Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer. If you need more clarification or have a follow-up question just reply and we can continue our dialogue. If you would like to ask me new questions please start a new post and if you do if you say “This is only for Debra” I will be sure to give your post top priority.

Although I can’t always give good news, I am direct and do my best to simplify things for people to understand.

Thank you very much!

Best wishes,

Debra

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