Hello, my name is Brian Galbraith and I’m the owner of Galbraith Family Law. We’re a law firm of family law lawyers located in Barrie, Orillia and Newmarket. How does a father get custody of his children? Now, there’s a myth out there that fathers never get custody of their children. This is based on the historic fact that, traditionally, mothers were primarily responsible for the care of children and fathers were the bread winners. So it made sense, in those days, that the court would order custody to the mother since she was the one primarily looking after the children anyway. It was in the children’s best interested to be with their mother. Nowadays, both mothers and fathers usually participate.
In the care giving and in earning the income for the family. As a result the Ontario courts are more inclined to order an equal time sharing regime for the children. If a father wants custody of his children, he needs to prove that it’s in the best interest of the children that he has custody. A strong argument would be that he was traditionally the one responsible or primarily responsible for the care, and that he can continue to provide the care that the children want and deserve. Custody battles are often very nasty. They can take many months and even years to resolve and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. The children often suffer when there’s a custody battle between their parents. As.
A result we prefer to help our clients negotiate a settlement. One of the best processes to do that is called collaborative practice. That’s a process where the parties agree not to go to court and they work with professionals to find a resolution to their petty issues and any other issues that they have to resolve related to the separation. It’s a very cost effective process and keeps the power of decision making in the hands of the parents. Most importantly, it helps prevent the children from being in the middle of a battle between mum and dad. If this tutorial’s been helpful, give it a thumps up. And if you’d like to learn more information.
Or have one of our lawyers help you with your custody issues, please go to our website which is GalbraithFamilyLaw. You can book consultations with one of our lawyers. We help clients with custody issues every day. We can help you too. Thank you.
What Age Can a Child Decide Custody and Access
Hello. At what age do children determine the custody and access arrangements? Hello, I’m Brian Galbraith. I’m the owner of Galbraith Family Law. We’re a law firm of divorce lawyers with offices in Barrie, Orillia, and Newmarket. There is no exact age when children can decide the custody and access arrangements. It’s ultimately up to the parents to decide. Failing an agreement, a judge will decide. Judges base their decision on the best interests of the children. What that means is they consider what schedule or arrangement will best foster the overall development of the child. There are many factors that they’ll take into consideration. One of the factors may be the wishes of the.
Children, depending on the age and maturity of the children. For example, older children will carry greater weight if they are still mature and of sound mind. Younger children, less weight. For example, a child who is 12 years old or older and expresses a wish one way or the other, their wishes will be a significant factor in deciding the schedule and the arrangements. It is important that you do not simply ask your child what he or she wants to do with regard to the residence schedule. That would put your child in the middle. It’s just not fair to your child. It can be psychologically harming to the child, and in fact, the judge will not look very favorably on you if you’re asking the child where they want to reside.
If the voice of the child is relevant, what we’ll do for you is we’ll help you find the right expert who can interview the child. These experts have particular techniques for interviewing children so as to not psychologically harm the child. If this tutorial’s been helpful, please share it or like it. If you’re ready to move forward in your marriage or separation, please give us a call. Just go to our website at GalbraithFamilyLaw . You can book a consultation with one of our lawyers in either Barrie, Orillia, or Newmarket. Thank you.