Child custody can be one of the most difficult issues surrounding divorce, but it doesn’t have to be. The court’s interest is in making sure that each child is cared for physically, emotionally, and financially, and typically, each parent will have rights and responsibilities surrounding their children. Child custody in Canada is governed by two statutes, the Divorce Act and the Family Law Act. Which statute will be used depends on your particular family circumstances. In some cases, the court may require that a child or children be represented by their own lawyer to ensure that the child’s voice is heard in the proceedings on issues that affect them.
Lawrence B. Geffen can help you make a plan in the best interests of your children and understands how to navigate the complex court processes that go with determining child custody.