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.



By law, a parent has certain duties:

  • You have an obligation to file all orders of the court.  If you have concerns about a particular order, we can discuss your options.  If you need counselling to assist you in complying with orders, I can make referrals.  Failing to obey orders may have serious consequences.

  • If you have any time or contact with children or any decision-making responsibility, you must:

    • make decisions based on what is in the best interests of the child (not necessarily based on what you want for yourself)

    • protect the child from conflict arising from the dispute

    • cooperate with the other parent in the interest of the child (it can be an important factor in the judge’s decision about parenting arrangements)

  • You are encouraged to use dispute reconciliation tools other than or in addition to court.