Child custody, access and child support are key issues when it comes to Separation Agreements and Divorce. Having the support of a Law Firm that is experienced in Family Law can help to resolve these important issues in a timely fashion.
Child custody is determined either through agreement of the parties involved or by court order. Joint custody is possible, however in Ontario where there is a dispute custody will typically be awarded to only one parent. It is important that you involve a family lawyer as soon as possible if there is a potential dispute. This is even more important if you believe that your spouse may abduct your children.
Children generally benefit from maintaining as close a relationship as possible with both parents after a separation or divorce. Access to the children is therefore determined apart from custody. Ideally access agreements can be negotiated with the assistance of experienced lawyers.
If agreements cannot be negotiated and the court must become involved, decisions are based on the goal of allowing the children close contact with both parents.
Family disputes are fraught with intense emotion.
We will help you to navigate through this complex and emotional time. We will provide you with an honest appraisal of the situation and you will have the information that you need in order to make intelligent decisions about your case.