Hello, my name is Brian Galbraith and I’mthe owner of Galbraith Family Law. We’re a law firm of family law lawyers located inBarrie, Orillia and Newmarket. How does a father get custody of his children? Now, there’sa myth out there that fathers never get custody of their children. This is based on the historicfact that, traditionally, mothers were primarily responsible for the care of children and fatherswere the bread winners. So it made sense, in those days, that thecourt would order custody to the mother since she was the one primarily looking after thechildren 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 incomefor the family. As a result the Ontario courts are more inclined to order an equal time sharingregime 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 strongargument would be that he was traditionally the one responsible or primarily responsiblefor the care, and that he can continue to provide the care that the children want anddeserve. Custody battles are often very nasty. They can take many months and even years toresolve and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. The children often suffer when there’sa custody battle between their parents. As
a result we prefer to help our clients negotiatea settlement. One of the best processes to do that is calledcollaborative practice. That’s a process where the parties agree not to go to court and theywork with professionals to find a resolution to their petty issues and any other issuesthat they have to resolve related to the separation. It’s a very cost effective process and keepsthe power of decision making in the hands of the parents. Most importantly, it helpsprevent the children from being in the middle of a battle between mum and dad. If this tutorial’s been helpful, give it a thumpsup. And if you’d like to learn more information
or have one of our lawyers help you with yourcustody issues, please go to our website which is GalbraithFamilyLaw. You can book consultationswith one of our lawyers. We help clients with custody issues every day. We can help youtoo. Thank you.
LEGAL AID Guardianship Part 1 How to establish a guardianship over an adult or child
(music playing) ??? The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the William S. Boyd School of Law have partnered for more than 14 years offering free legal information classes to the public. Our students, supervised by attorneys, teach classes on divorce, paternity, custody,
guardianship, bankruptcy, small claims and foreclosure. Over the course of our partnership with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, more than 45,000 people have attended our free legal education classes, learned important information on their particular legal disputes, and have gained an understanding of their rights under the law. We continually review and expand these programs
to be responsive to changing needs in our community, and we are happy to provide them as a public service. This tutorial is part of our effort in making legal information more easily accessible to the public. ??? Welcome to the tutorial segment on establishing a guardianship in the state of Nevada. My name is April Green, and I am an attorney
at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which I will call LACSN from this point forward. This community legal education tutorial is sponsored by LACSN and the William S. Boyd School of Law. The information is only intended to give general legal information about court rules, procedures and Nevada law. Nevada guardianship law can be found in Chapter 159 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.
The information given cannot take the place of a private attorney, however. You may contact the Legal Aid Center at 702.386.1070, extension 155, for an opportunity to sign up for a free 15minute consultation with a family law attorney to answer any questions you may have about your particular case. Before we begin, I would like to give you
more general information about our program. The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, along with the William S. Boyd School of Law, provides inperson legal education classes on the subject of guardianship once per week in LasÂ Vegas. You may call the Legal Aid Center at 702.386.1070 and follow the prompts regarding the classes and to obtain more information about the location,