Child

PARENTING ARRANGMENT

Caution:  This page contains ONLY GENERAL LEGAL INFORMATION. 
It is NOT LEGAL ADVICE nor a replacement for talking to a lawyer
and getting legal advice about your case.    
The law can be complicated and the details of a case can be even more complicated! 
There are exceptions for every rule. 

 

What you do not know can harm you.  Do not rely on general legal information.

AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Parenting Arrangements mainly consist of two parts:

  • decision-making responsibility

  • parenting time (or schedule)

There may be more specific issues to deal with such as travel and moving, name changes, xxxxxxx.

Decision-making terms 

The terms "custody" and "access" are no longer in use.  The new terminology reflects that understanding that children have rights and parents have responsibilities.

Best Interest of the Child

Court decisions regarding the children are made based on the “best interest of the children”.  The new provisions clarify and add to the definition.  However, this is not a major change.  Good judges where already interpreting “best interest of the child” in a way consistent with the new changes.

 

One significant change will be the need to file a plan of care for the child.  We will deal with this later.

 Under Construction