Child Custody Trilogy (Day 2/2) (39533, 39567, 39558)

Posted on: 2022-01-27


Ashley Suzanne Barendregt v. Geoff Bradley Grebliunas

The parties were married in 2013 and separated in 2018 and have two children, ages 7 and 5. In December 2019, the trial judge granted the appellant’s application for primary residence of the children and to relocate with them to a town a thousand kilometres away from the former matrimonial home where the respondent resided. This decision was overturned on appeal but the order was stayed.

Tiffany Jo Kreke v. Amro Abdullah M Alansari

The parties separated after ten years of marriage. They had one child together and the applicant had two children from a previous marriage. The Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge’s decision that awarded joint custody of the one child, with primary care to the applicant and allowed her to relocate within the province with that child. It also reduced the amount of spousal support awarded to her. A new trial was ordered on the issues of custody, access, primary care and relocation.

B.J.T. v. J.D.

The father and mother were married in 2012 in Alberta and separated less than a year later when the mother returned to Prince Edward Island. The father was unaware that the mother was pregnant when she left. Shortly after the child was born, the applicant grandmother came to reside with the mother and child. When the child was four years of age, and residing only with his mother, he was apprehended by the Director of Child Protection. He was eventually placed in the care of the applicant. The Director subsequently alerted the father of the child’s existence then supported his contested application for permanent custody. The trial judge held that the child should be permanently placed with the grandmother in Prince Edward Island. On appeal, the majority held that the child should be permanently placed in his father’s custody in Alberta.

Argued Date

2021-12-01 and 2021-12-02


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