How A Parent’s Move Can Impact Access Schedules

For parents who are divorced or separated, the start of the school year can bring with it conflict in a relationship that is otherwise free…
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International Abduction When The Hague Convention Does Not Apply

Despite how large the world can be (even with technology making it seem smaller every day ) countries still demonstrate ways to work together for…
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Father’s Refusal To Discuss COVID-19 Parenting Leads To A Loss Of Access

The emergence of COVID-19 and the safety measures put in place to slow its spread has led to a huge change in the way people…
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First Decisions Issued Following COVID-19 Court Closures

In last week’s blog, we discussed how Ontario’s courts have responded to the COVID-19 crisis, including family court only being open to hearing urgent matters.…
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Non-parent Seeks Custody Of Child

It’s natural that most cases involving custody and access disputes involve the parents of children. Occasionally, though, someone who isn’t a parent will seek custody…
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Court Of Appeal Upholds Access Rights For Uncle

When we discuss issues around child custody and access, it is usually in the context or parents disagreeing over those matters in the context of…
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How Poor Behaviour Can Affect Custody And Access

When parents find themselves involved in child custody and access disputes, they may find that their behaviour comes under increased scrutiny. A recent decision issued…
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Court Rejects Lawyer’s Attempt To Walk Back Agreement On A Technicality

Technicalities can sometimes be used as a way to escape obligations owed under a contract, but as a recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court…
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Can A Judge Force A Parent To Take Children Back To Their Home Country Even If There Is A Risk Of Harm From The Other Parent?

The summer travel season can be complicated for divorced or separated parents.  Planning vacations can include everything from the coordination of schedules to the signing…
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What Rights To Access Do Stepparents Have Upon Separation?

Custody and access issues can often arise when parents go through a separation or divorce. Importantly, custody disputes are not exclusive to biological parents alone.…
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