Court says no aid for mom who fled with girl

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KELOWNA, B.C. – A woman who abducted her daughter and fled to Italy is not entitled to more than $32,000 in back child support from her former husband, says a B.C. Supreme Court justice.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan said in a judgment posted online Wednesday that if Sibylla Hughes needs financial support, she should return to B.C. with her daughter, Livia, and address the fact she is in contempt of court.

The mother had asked the court to calculate how much child support she was owed and to enforce any payment order after her former husband, Calum Hughes, applied to have his arrears cancelled.

The hearing was held in Kelowna, B.C., May 10.

“It is wrong in principle to subsidize her breaches of this court’s orders,” said McEwan. “The onus is on the respondent to bring herself and Livia back under this court’s jurisdiction before she is entitled…

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