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Divorce: What Are the Grandparent’s Rights?

Parents typically have the final say over what is best for their children. This parental authority includes the decision-making power over with whom their children connect and spend time and where and with whom they live. As a result, a parent has the right to choose whether grandparents should spend time with their children. Because …

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British Columbia Court Issues Order Declaring Child To Have Three Parents In Polyamorous Relationship

A decision from the Supreme Court of British Columbia has been making headlines after the court held that three members of a polyamorous relationship can be registered as a child’s official parents, giving hope to others people in similar relationships across Canada. What is a polyamorous relationship? A polyamorous relationship is one in which three …

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Court Upholds Mother’s Decision to Deny Access to Stepfather

What happens when a party wants to deny their ex-spouse, a stepparent, access to their child? In a recent case, an Ontario court considered a mother’s request to prevent her ex-spouse, Mr. L, from seeing her daughter. Mother Brings Child into Relationship The parties began to live together around December 2017 and separated in the …

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Stepparents and Access to Children

In today’s world, families are becoming more diverse than ever before. What happens when a stepparent wants access to a child? In a recent case, an Ontario court considered this interesting question when it heard a stepmother’s request for access to a nine-year-old boy. The Parties’ Story The mother and father had one child together. …

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Court Finds Mother in Contempt

Court orders cannot be ignored or disobeyed, and complying with a court order is not optional. In a recent case, an Ontario court considered whether or not the mother of a young child was in contempt for refusing to grant access to the child’s paternal grandmother in accordance with a previous order. What Happened? The …

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Same-Sex Parent Denied Temporary Access to Child

An Ontario court recently dismissed a same-sex parent’s application for temporary access.   What Happened? The parties, S and H, were both 18 years old. They had an intermittent, same-sex romantic relationship since at least 2014. S became pregnant with a child while she was in a relationship with her then boyfriend. The child was …

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Grandparents Unsuccessfully Fight for Custody of Children

In a recent Ontario case, the court had to determine whether a father should have interim custody of his two children or whether the children should continue to live with their grandparents.   The Facts The parties were married in November 2010 and separated in November 2016. They had two children, born in 2011 and …

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What Happens When, Post-Divorce, a Parent Changes Their Child’s Name Without the Other Parent’s Permission?

A Nova Scotia court recently explored a dispute between two divorced parents, in which the father claimed that the mother had forged his signature on a government form and changed the last name of their child without his permission. The Name Change: What Happened? The child in question was born in 2009. At the time, …

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