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Is it time to modify your child custody or support agreements?

Securing child-related agreements after divorce or separation provides parents with a sort of map for the next chapter. Parties can have a better idea of the road ahead and plan for any obstacles that might arise.

Four tips for fathers facing a combative ex in custody disputes

Fathers have long seen challenges in family court, especially when it comes to matters of child custody and parenting. The legal system alone presents obstacles by way of unfair processes and outdated biases.

Ontario grandparents seeking custody or access to their grandchildren

The grandparent-grandchild relationship is often strong and affectionate, but a grandparent can also provide guidance, emotional support, and a sense of family history and culture to a grandchild. These important ties can be interrupted when parents of those grandchildren separate or divorce. Ontario law gives grandparents the option to seek custody of or access to their grandchildren in situations like these.

COVID-19 AND HOW TO NAVIGATE PARENTING SCHEDULES IN THE CRISIS

Momentous times we now live in. Even scary. But life goes on and family law issues will not just go away as Ontarians hunker down. What might be the implications of this virus for those embroiled with family law issues such as custody and access, division of parenting time and the like?

Child custody access cases and Maximum Parenting Time (MPT)

Rigillo v. Rigillo was a child custody/access appeal decision. At trial the judge limited the father's parenting time to the minimal amount that he had secured under a without prejudice temporary order where the mother was the primary caregiver.  The Ontario Court of Appeal held that it is mandatory for a court to consider the MPT principle. 

"Being a parent means all of this, and so much more." Child custody access common sense leads to shared parenting order.

R.B. v. A.H. is an interim child custody access decision from the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court. It is remarkable for some startling yet what should be patently obvious observations with respect to the importance of maintaining children's bonds with both parents in a meaningful way.

Dad cuts access to grandma: Ontario Superior Court says NO

This 2019 child custody/access grandparent case - Ninkovic v. Utjesinovic - comes from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The case is a good example of how the court may overturn a parent's decision and allow access to a grandparent.

PART 2 - CHILD CUSTODY REFORM - BILL C-78 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIVORCE REFORM

In Part 1, I applauded the positive measures in this new government initiative - Bill C-78.  Unfortunately, there are a number of serious deficits in this proposed reform of child custody legislation. I believe that there are tenable solutions available to signficantly improve Bill C-78.

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