What is the test for obtaining a temporary order for child support from a stepparent where the allegation is that that that parent stood in the place of a parent?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Dunleavy v. Comeau, 2019 ONSC 4535 (CanLII):

To succeed in obtaining an order for child support on a temporary basis from a stepparent where the allegation is that that parent “stood in the place of a parent,” the moving party has the onus to provide evidence of a prima facie entitlement to such support: see Melbrancke v. Proctor, 2016 ONSC 1788.

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