MBQB decision on contempt in Family Proceedings

It’s not often that parties are found in contempt in family proceedings. Behaviour has to be extremely egregious to warrant a contempt finding. That’s what Justice Doyle decided in Delichte v. Rogers, 2017 MBQB 117.

[1]            The mother and the father have engaged in high conflict family litigation for over 13 years.  During this period, 616 documents have been filed in regard to the many contentious proceedings that have come before this court.

There can be so much tension in family proceedings as both sides try to do what they feel is in the best interests of their children. At some point the court must step in and put a halt to it.

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