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Children's Aid Societies - Child Custody Cases Gone Wild

Child custody cases are heart wrenching.  Child custody cases with child protection authorities can be even worse.  Do you know that kids were abused in native residential schools?  Federal authorities and religious institutions are paying compensation for their negligent and even malevolent treatment foisted upon native children decades ago.  With respect to overgrasping and overreaching children protection authorities (children's aid societies), how will history judge their actions? 

C.A.S. child removal can take place on the flimsiest of grounds. Years from now we will look back on CAS's gone wild. We will ask - how did we ever permit such violations of kids' rights?

Overly enthusiastic child protection workers with children's aid societies have been taking children away from their families (we lawyers and judges call it "apprehending") on the flimsiest of grounds.  While there are certainly laws in place across Canada to regulate official child removal (in Ontario - Child & Family Services Act), the hard and cold reality is this: Once the C.A.S. has apprehended your child, the first return of the case before court (in Ontario, that takes place within five days of the apprehension) will find the judge to be very reluctant indeed to return the child to the care of the parents. No judge wants to chance returning a child to the parents and then read in the paper that the child was harmed the next day, next week or next month.  To get your child back right away, it is exceptionally difficult (but not totally impossible depending upon the facts).  

In the Colman law practice we have seen time and time again how they snatch kids, threaten to snatch kids, and do tremendous harm as a result of their campaign to expand their active files.  There are steps that good parents can take to protect the integrity of their family units.  There are even steps that less than optimum parents can take to improve their parenting skills and regain custody of their kids.  All you need is a dedicated advocate who will leave no stone unturned when discovering the facts and who will comprehensively strategize just how to achieve realistic goals.

Years from now we will look back on CAS's gone wild. We will ask - how did we ever permit such violations of kids' rights?  How could we as a society have been so blind?

7 Comments

I have been in the courts for nearly 4 years. I was falsely charged with something I did not do after paying for a lawyer I could not afford to get me off something I did not do I of coarse was found not guilty but did she get any sort of punishment for lying to police, cas, childrens lawyer, her lawyer, many judges, stealing personal property of coarse not she gets rewarded by the courts instead. I'm not sure I have any rights in our country if anyone is willing to help me and my daughter it would be greatly appreciated

Thank you, Mr. Colman, for standing up for families who are under attack by the most powerful and most unaccountable entity, Children's Aid Society (CAS). We need more lawyers like you.

I am happy to see you are pro-active. You are so correct when you say, "Years from now we will look back on CAS's gone wild. We will ask - how did we ever permit such violations of kids' rights? How could we as a society have been so blind?" I would add as well, how did we ever permit such violations of PARENTS rights ? How could we as a society allowed CAS to get away with such activity? Time to have our eyes on the courts and on CAS. As a Lawyer, you play an important part of helping families. I encourage you to continue to be honest, fight for families and work with along side with paid and volunteer Advocates to bring integrity back to families in Toronto (Ontario) You will never regret doing what is right. God speed

Many, many children are abused in so-called care and a lot are on medications not approved for children. Ontario's CAS are private corporations funded 1.4 billion a year and there is no accountability or oversight. This is the most despicable system. Support Bill 42 Ombudsman oversight over CAS!

It's sad when financially you cannot afford a good lawyer and have to rely on a legal aid lawyer, who misleads the courts on issues of fraud the cas won't admit to even when you have proved it. Then like myself are screwed over by their own "parents" who worked alongside of cas to get "the daughter they never had" (3 boys).

Thank you G. Colman.
My wife and I went through the nightmare of having our daughter apprehended at on her 14th birthday, by the Durham CAS. The case worker did not have to go to such an extreme at all. It took 2.5 years before we could start seeing our daughter again, during which my wife and her mother passed on from cancer. My daughter got caught up in youth crime, group home abuse and medication, all of which could have been avoided if CAS had assessed our home situation fairly and my parenting skills without their bias- And I say a criminal bias in their distorted allegations.

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