& Parenting Time
Child Custody & Parenting Time
These can be complicated issues to sort out even for parents who are relatively friendly with each other. Where however the parents disagree strongly on key issues, where one party is unreasonable or abusive, or where there is a high level conflict in the relationship, it becomes tougher to resolve. A special report – called a “needs of the child report”, “views of the child report”, or “hear the child report” – may be needed from a counsellor or psychologist to help the parties or the court determine what is best for the children. Sometimes, one parent is engaging in unhealthy conduct that amounts to parental alienation. This can have similar effects as child estrangement, and these cases must be handled effectively so the child-parent relationship is not unduly harmed.
Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or med-arb are ways to resolve these disputes. Sometimes, where one party is taking an unfair or unreasonable position, court applications or trials are required.
Consult with Laschuk Law to see what your rights, obligations and privileges may be in this extremely important area. We will help you view your dispute through the lens of what is best for your child(ren).