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Grandmother Seeks Interim Access To Child

While it’s true that most decisions related to custody and access of children involve one of the children’s parents, there are sometimes other parties who may pursue access to a child through the courts despite not being a parent. In some cases, this can be a child’s grandparents. However, success in such a pursuit can …

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Grandmother Seeks Access To Children

In most decisions related to access to children, the parties involved are one of the parents of the child. However, as seen in a recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, there can be occasions when issues around having access to a child pop up between parents and other parties, such as in …

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Child Support and Claims for Undue Hardship

What happens when one party seeks to impute income to the other party for the purposes of calculating child support? In a recent decision, the court considered that very question when a mother brought a motion for a temporary order for sole custody and child support. The Mother Leaves The parties met in or around …

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Court Dismisses Motion to Lift Supervised Access Order

At what point is it reasonable to terminate an order for supervised access? That is the very question the court considered in a recent case. As the court noted, while resolution is always encouraged, judges have the ultimate responsibility to ensure that orders in relation to children are safe and appropriate. The Children’s Aid Society …

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Mother’s Allegations of Abuse are not Found to be Credible; Custody Arrangement Enforced

Nearly three years ago, Gelman & Associates’ Irina Davis represented a father in a case dealing with custody and access where the parents had a relationship high in conflict and were unable to make parenting decisions together. Over two years since the original order, the parties have found themselves back in court after the mother’s …

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The Children’s Best Interests: Changing Residences and Schools During COVID-19

As the court in a recent case stated, the pre-Labour-Day “Let’s Change Johnny’s School” urgent motion has become somewhat of an unwanted annual tradition. In this instance, the father brought a motion to change both the country where the children were going to live and where the children were going to go to school. The …

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Child’s Extended Visit With Father Alarms Mother

Issues around child custody and access can be some of the most difficult to work through for parents going through a separation or divorce. When a relationship between parents that isn’t necessarily trustworthy or contains animosity is thrown into the mix, it’s natural for tension and issues to arise. This is what we saw in …

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Court Varies Parenting Order in the Face of COVID-19

Many parties have struggled with pre-existing parenting arrangements during COVID-19. As demonstrated in this case that was recently before an Ontario court, the pandemic has brought with it a lot of uncertainty and has turned many people’s plans on their head. The Original Parenting Order The parties were married in July 2008 and divorced in …

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