Relocation cases are often complicated and may involve a long court process. Do not leave this issue to the last minute to deal with, as it may affect your ability to make plans for your move. Give your written notice to the other parent, guardian, or person with a court order for contact time as soon as you find out about the move yourself.
Sometimes situations happen that are out of your control, for example, if the other parent gave you permission to move the child, and withdrew their permission at the last minute. In this case, the court may be prepared to deal with this issue on a time-sensitive or ‘urgent’ basis. You can ask court staff for information about how to start a court application on a time-sensitive basis. You should also speak with a lawyer for advice. A judge will decide whether your situation will be treated as time-sensitive.
An ‘emergency’ application may be filed where there is a likelihood of danger to those involved, either one of the parties or a child. For example, if there is a risk of violence or immediate harm, or the child is on the way to the airport and may be taken out of the country, this may be considered an ‘emergency.’ A judge will decide whether your situation will be treated as an emergency. A judge may make an order preventing the removal of the child from the Province, or from a place in the Province..
For information about urgent or emergency court applications, click here.
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