Ottawa Custody and Access Lawyers
At Coristine Law Office our team of Ottawa lawyers has the experience and skills to help you navigate the custody and access of your child. Our lawyers routinely deal with a large number of custody and access cases.
Joint Legal Child Custody is presumed to be shared by both parents unless a judge finds that a shared arrangement is not in the best interests of a child or that the parents do not have a history of co-operation in matters concerning a child. Generally, the parents share major decisions making responsibilities, which can include matters involving a child’s education, including private school and college, religion, and medical needs.
Physical Child Custody is usually with one of the parents with whom a child principally resides. If there is an agreement and demonstrated cooperation between parents, it is possible to have a shared physical arrangement, known as shared custody. The parent with whom a child principally resides is oftentimes identified as the “custodial parent”.
Parenting Time/Visitation/Access is the time the non-custodial parent spends with their child or the children.
High Conflict Cases and Parental Alienation Syndrome: This is the unfortunate situation where one parent uses a child or children to advance his or her own divorce agenda, or cause damage to the other parent’s bond with the child. This behavior can cause psychological damage to the developing child. It is imperative for an attorney to immediately recognize this behavior and take action to minimize the negative impact.
Grandparent Access the law now recognizes the rights of grandparents when it comes to spending time with their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent who has been unfairly cut out from your grandchildren’s lives please contact our office for a consultation on your legal rights.
Schedule a Consult at our Westboro Office
If you have a legal issue regarding any of the above family law custody and access issues schedule a consult and visit our office, we are pleased to offer free parking. Our team of lawyers will be happy to assist you!