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A default hearing is a court hearing where the person who pays support has to explain why they haven't been making support payments.

Title: defendant
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The defendant is the person or company being sued in court.

Title: defendant
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In civil court, a defendant is the person or company being sued. In criminal court, a defendant is the person who’s been charged with a crime.

Title: defendant
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The defendant is the person or company being sued in court.

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A departure order is a type of removal order. If you get a departure order, you have to leave Canada within 30 days. You must tell Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when you leave. This is called "confirming your departure". If you don't leave within the 30 days, or don't confirm that you're leaving, the order can become a deportation order.

Title: dependants
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A dependent child is a child who depends on their parent or parents because they're either:

  • under the age of 22 and not married or in a common-law relationship, or
  • 22 or older and financially dependent on their parents since before they were 22 because they have a physical or mental condition that stops them from supporting themselves.

The rules about who is a dependent child were different before August 1, 2014 and between that date and October 23, 2017. For some people, previous rules will apply.

A dependent child can be biological, which means born to their parents, or adopted.

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A deportation order is a type of removal order. If you're deported, you can't return to Canada unless you get permission in writing from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This is called an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC).

Title: deported
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Being deported means having to leave Canada because of a deportation order. A deportation order is a type of removal order. If someone is deported, they can't return to Canada unless they get permission in writing from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This is called an Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC).

Title: deposit
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Money you give someone for them to hold and to count towards something you will have to pay later. In Ontario, the only deposit a landlord can make you give them is the amount of rent for one period. Usually this means one month's rent. The landlord can only use this for the last rent payment before the tenancy ends. It is often called a security deposit, last month's rent deposit, or LMR.

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