What is the effect of The Deserted Wives’ and Children’s Maintenance Act?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Waite v. Waite, 1975 CanLII 320 (ON CJ):

[28] It is this court’s opinion that Richards v. Richards does not go so far as to render ineffective either The Deserted Wives’ and Children’s Maintenance Act or The Infants Act to provide relief in situations where the matter of maintenance for children is not dealt with in proceedings under the Divorce Act.

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