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Subject: Sponsership problems/question/divorce
  I am a landed immigrant. I have had this landed status since 2002. My wife at the time signed a ten year sponsership agreement. After being married for 5 years with two children we separated and ultimately got divorced. This was and continues to be hellish for me as I have no family in Canada to fall back on. Although we do have joint custody of our children I am limited to having my children to every other weekend. I pay child support as a result. I have been trying to eek out a living with a take home pay of $400/wk after the Family Responsibilities Office garnishes my support payments. I was laid off and got a job with less pay; now I am having to live off $250/wk of take home pay. I cannot afford to live like this. It is too stressful. I cannot meet my financial obligations. What can be done. Does her sponsership agreement mean anything at all? When I could afford a family lawyer at the beginning of all of this he just said the sponsership agreement was just for poor Philipino women (wtf?). Is there anything that can be done to remind her of her sponsership agreement and hold her to some accountability of her actions of attrition? I need help. I am at wits end.
[05-06-2011,19:29]
[***.110.245.145]
Eugene
(in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
Did your wife sponsor you to Canada?
[06-06-2011,00:43]
[**.232.244.253]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
duh...253 - read the second sentence.
[06-06-2011,02:43]
[**.180.239.117]
Sharon
(in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
Yes, my wife sponsered me.
[06-06-2011,07:23]
[***.110.245.145]
Eugene
(in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
TY Sharon for this mornings lol

Focus on getting a better job instead of looking for welfare at about $550.00 per month.

Roy
cvimmigration.com

[06-06-2011,08:51]
[***.206.85.227]
Anonymous
MOST INTERESTING (in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
Some forum members tend not to respond to questions to the original poster and to provide any help again to the original poster´s question, but respond to others´ post, cultivated or not, well-informed or not.

Moreover, another forum member seemingly takes pleasure at what transpired in the matinal conduct of the other forum member who apparently did not answer to the original poster´s inquiry about his present immigration and personal dilemma.

[06-06-2011,12:05]
[**.232.244.253]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
There is more to the story than I have posted. I was hoping for some help not some ridicule. I have a good job. One of the better ones in the area. The last thing I want is welfare.
[06-06-2011,18:39]
[***.110.245.145]
Eugene
(in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
Eugene,

Remind her what? You already have the basics and you aren´t on welfare, what else do you expect her to do since she is also taking care of your child.

If you have a good job and one of the better ones in the area according to your posting, what the heck are you asking then?

If you can´t afford to live with your current income, have you though about moving somewhere else? or finding a different job?

There is nothing at this point that your ex-wife can do for you. You are a grown man who I am pretty sure can take care of him self.

[06-06-2011,19:55]
[***.166.249.213]
DocD
(in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
.253 - get over yourself. You asked a stupid question. You have a really bad habit of answering first, reading the question later.

Eugene, the Undertaking is for 1 more year. If you claim government assistance (welfare) she will be asked to cover that expense. Now, how will going on welfare help you when it is $550 a month? Also, how would that help your children?

I am confused, first you say you don´t have any money but then you say you have a good job. Which is it? Or is the bigger story that you have met someone else and you really don´t feel like paying child support because it is cramping your style?

The only option you have is to go back into court and have them review your child support payments but beware - I have seen several scenarios where the payments were increased rather than decreased. other option - ask for custody of the children and have your ex be the one that pays the child support.


[06-06-2011,20:08]
[**.180.239.117]
Sharon
(in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
ok, every one, thanks for coming. I will find a way to live off $250/wk. I would love to have my daughters but she would not give up that cash cow.

Go back to court? How can I offord that?

Basicly the sponsership agreement isn´t worth the paper its printed on from what I read.

[06-06-2011,21:35]
[***.110.245.145]
Eugene
(in reply to: Sponsership problems/question/divorce)
not true. The sponsorship agreement protects the government of Canada which is the only thing it was intended to do. It was not intended to guarantee your personal standard of living.

$250 a week is better than welfare - believe it or not.

Legal Aid may cover court costs or you can represent yourself. People with child support payments deal with this all the time.

You suggest there is more to the story - what might that be? It is hardly fair that you want advice based on half the relevant information.


[07-06-2011,00:52]
[**.180.239.117]
Sharon