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Relocating children may pose dilemma in Ontario child custody

Children don't come into the world with manuals outlining their needs and instructions on how to care for them. Parenting is a continuous learning experience, particularly when life's changing fortunes challenge Ontario divorced couples to prioritize their child's needs. When child custody has been awarded, each parent takes on a legal status as either custodial parent or access parent.

When feelings are ignored, a child custody fight can become ugly

Family law issues are not restricted to people getting divorced. However, even in the absence of bitter, post-separation emotions, non-divorce squabbles can turn just as sour. In a child custody case tried in Ontario, one woman showed just how far some people will go to win a fight.

Ontario child custody case being sent back to Egypt

When an effort to try and settle parenting arrangements ends up going to court, the proceedings are not always pleasant. Unfortunately, some child custody cases do need to be litigated due to the particulars of the situation, especially if the welfare of the child may be in jeopardy. In an international case that recently came before an Ontario judge, however, those particulars were not recognized.

Celebrity child custody dispute turns ugly; child abuse alleged

Though many people follow the lives of celebrities as if their trials and tribulations were meant solely for entertainment, the truth is they are human beings, too. Many of the issues they deal with differ little from the ones everyday people handle as well. By way of example, a famous singer with an Ontario connection and his actress ex-wife are currently embroiled in a bitter child custody dispute, and it's the kind of situation that happens to many divorced parents.

Child custody and access: Setting parental visitation parameters

When parents get divorced, there are many difficult decisions to be made. Perhaps the most difficult, and the most contested, decisions are those that concern child custody arrangements. It may often seen that arriving at one set of agreements only opens up a new area of concern to be dealt with. Case in point: determining access after sole custody has been granted.

Child custody battles can lead to parental alienation

Generally speaking, two adults who choose to divorce in Ontario have entered willingly into the process. The same cannot be said for any children who may be involved. Divorce is hard on children, and child custody decisions should be made with the best interests of the children at heart. While it is always hoped that such choices can be made in a cooperative manner, this isn't always the case, and some parents will attempt to push their own agenda.

Child custody dispute leads to nationwide alert for missing girl

Disputes during or after a divorce are not unusual. Child custody issues, in particular, can often lead to bitter arguments in court, or in a law office. In rare cases, things can get nearly out of hand, as was the case with a mother who ended up being arrested for abduction in southern Ontario recently.

Learn the options you have for child custody matters

In our previous blog post, we mentioned some of the differences between custody and access. These points are very important for parents who are battling over their children. We know that most parents are ready for the child custody issues to be resolved so that they can move along with raising their children. The ultimate goal for child custody cases is to provide the child with the best arrangement for them so that they can enjoy a stable life.

What are custody and access in Canadian family law cases?

Family law cases that involve children are very serious matters. In some cases, parents work out agreements on their own and in others, they turn to the court system to make the choices about custody and access. If you are in the midst of a case that has to do with child custody and access, you should make sure that you understand what these two terms mean.

Moving, child custody and the challenges you might face

When most people want to move, they do so without having to ask the court. That isn't the case when the person who is moving has a child custody agreement and the move would take the child far away from the other parent. In our previous blog post, we discussed that issue as it pertained to two Canadian children and their father in Russia.

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