Advocates Daily dot com has highlighted my contemplation of the grandparent/grandchild access conundrum. I hope that these articles will provide much needed inspiration for all of us to seriously consider the harm that is done to grandchildren. It's not just a simple matter of judges stepping in. We need a profound change in societal attitudes, a "sea change" or "sea shift" if you will. These cases need to be resolved by all of us - and that should ideally be outside of court where at all possible.
by GLORIA ANTWI - Associate Counsel at the Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre
Brown v. Lloyd was a motion by the dad to change the previous final order so as to increase his already liberal access time with his then 9 year old son to equal parenting time. The Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed dad's appeal from the trial decision (five day trial) that had dismissed his motion for equal time. The appellate court reminds us that even before you can get to first base, you have to establish a "material change in circumstances".