Child Custody and Access

Child Custody and Access Rights

When couples separate or a marriage breaks down, one of the most important issues to be resolved is the custody of and access to their children. It is understood that children benefit form having a positive relationship with both of their parents.

The courts are empowered to make a binding order for custody or access that is consistent with what the court considers to be in the best interest of the child(ren) regardless of the parents views. When the court is required to make a decision regarding custody or access, one or both of the parents may be deeply disappointed by the result and they may have very little recourse to change it. On the other hand, where both parties agree, the courts are reluctant to interfere with the joint decision of the parents.

Bruce Gilpin recommends that separated spouses put their child(ren's) best interests ahead of their own - not only for the long-term benefit of their child(ren) but also to ensure that they do not surrender their parental authority to the court and to ensure that they maintain control over the parenting decisions for their child(ren).

Before making any changes to your family status or before signing any legal documents consult Bruce Gilpin to be fully advised of your legal rights and entitlements. No question is too small and all inquiries are welcomed. Tell a friend. He'll be standing by. Call today.


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