Ontario Civil

Contempt Of Court

Mother never purposely frustrated access

Motion by father for finding mother in contempt of access order. Parties had two daughters, aged 15 and 19. Until father was charged with harassment and sexual assault in 2009, his access was frequent and positive. Father was eventually convicted of harassment and received conditional discharge. Father argued mother had thwarted his access ever since. Motion dismissed. This was not a case of parental alienation. Problems with access were due to criminal charges, distance between parties, weather and father’s own temper. Mother never purposely frustrated access. Father was to contact older daughter directly to arrange access. Father was to have access to younger daughter on alternate weekends and half the holidays.

Karounos v. Karounos

(July 5, 2011, Ont. S.C.J., Desotti J., File No. 3207/04) 204 A.C.W.S. (3d) 783 (15 pp.).

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