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24   LAWS OF ONTARIO

justifies her in leaving him, and renders him liable for her support, or the husband is a lunatic, either with or without lucid intervals, or is undergoing a sentence of imprisonment, or neglects to maintain his family through drunkenness or other cause, or has never been in Ontario, or has deserted or abandoned his wife, she may obtain an "order of protection," entitling her to have and enjoy all the earnings of her minor children and any acquisitions therefrom, free from the debts and obligations of her husband and from his control or disposition and without his consent, in as full and ample a manner as if she were unmarried. The order of protection may be discharged on the application of the married woman or of her husband or of his creditors. The order may be made by a police magistrate or by a county judge sitting in a division court, and must be registered in the registry office of the registry division, or filed with the clerk of the division court for the division in which the married woman resides. The judge or police magistrate may hear the application in private.

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