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Prioritizing my child during custody and access court conflict

Children may experience a great deal of stress and emotional challenges when parents divorce. Child custody and access cases are certainly most challenging for parents and their children.  Children often must adapt to new living arrangements, and they may be struggling with anger and confusion. As parents, you have a great deal of influence over how your child navigates this difficult time.

You don't need to be perfect to parent

During a child custody dispute, parents are under a microscope. Everything they have done or said, and anything they have failed to do or say, could come up. Further, personal shortcomings can be used as a weapon by a vindictive ex.

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 The legal system alone presents obstacles by way of unfair processes and outdated biases.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.

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