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The fact that he does not pay maintenance does not mean that one may withhold him the right to have contact with the child. Only when it is not in the best interests of the child may one withhold those rights. When a child is still an infant contact is normally under supervision. We don't use the terminology of "custody" anymore, the new Children's Act had done away therewith and both parents now have joint parental rights and responsibilities. Your sister will be within her rights to demand that the contact is under supervision. I suggest that she consults a family law attorney to put a parenting plan in place.
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