Hello, my name is Brian Galbraith and I’mthe owner of Galbraith Family Law. We’re a law firm of family law lawyers located inBarrie, Orillia and Newmarket. How does a father get custody of his children? Now, there’sa myth out there that fathers never get custody of their children. This is based on the historicfact that, traditionally, mothers were primarily responsible for the care of children and fatherswere the bread winners. So it made sense, in those days, that thecourt would order custody to the mother since she was the one primarily looking after thechildren anyway. It was in the children’s best interested to be with their mother. Nowadays,both mothers and fathers usually participate
in the care giving and in earning the incomefor the family. As a result the Ontario courts are more inclined to order an equal time sharingregime for the children. If a father wants custody of his children,he needs to prove that it’s in the best interest of the children that he has custody. A strongargument would be that he was traditionally the one responsible or primarily responsiblefor the care, and that he can continue to provide the care that the children want anddeserve. Custody battles are often very nasty. They can take many months and even years toresolve and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. The children often suffer when there’sa custody battle between their parents. As
a result we prefer to help our clients negotiatea settlement. One of the best processes to do that is calledcollaborative practice. That’s a process where the parties agree not to go to court and theywork with professionals to find a resolution to their petty issues and any other issuesthat they have to resolve related to the separation. It’s a very cost effective process and keepsthe power of decision making in the hands of the parents. Most importantly, it helpsprevent the children from being in the middle of a battle between mum and dad. If this tutorial’s been helpful, give it a thumpsup. And if you’d like to learn more information
or have one of our lawyers help you with yourcustody issues, please go to our website which is GalbraithFamilyLaw. You can book consultationswith one of our lawyers. We help clients with custody issues every day. We can help youtoo. Thank you.
How Do I get Child Custody For Fathers explained by Los Angeles Child Custody Expert David Pisarra
Hey Guys David Pisarra here with Mensfamilylaw .I want to talk to you today about the three ps of child custody. The most important factorswhen it comes to dealing with a child custody case that I look for and that a judge looksfor. the first is Proximity. How close do you live to where the child lives? How closedo you live to where the child goes to school? Where’s your work located in relation to theschool? If everything is really close in proximity, we want things to be really close judges likethat, it makes it easier for you to be a more involved parent. Next up is paperwork. Ifyou’re going to come into my office and I need to have more time with my kid. THe firstthing I’m going to ask you is do you have
a calendar of all the time you’ve been seeingyour child? receipts which prove to me what you’ve actually been doing? and some sortof tutorial or photos something to substantiate all of that? so I can go to a judge and say,Your honor, here’s all the time he’s been using with his child and he wants more.And lastly, it’s persistence. Persistence is the hardest part for men in this wholeprocess, because it can be so emotionally draining. We’re playing with the time youget to see your child. It’s the only time you’re going to get to be a father to thischild at that age and it goes really quickly and it’s really fleeting and courts can bereally time consuming and slow moving. You
need to have the persistence to fight thebattle and to stick it out and its really really hard and I understand that. So justto recap the three Ps of child custody when you’re coming into us looking to get moretime with your child. I want proximity. I want you living close to where the kid goesto school. I want you working close to where the child goes to school. I want you closeto where the child lives. Paperwork, I want paper trail. I want calendars, I want photos.Receipts from movies receipts from Chuck E. Cheese. and then Persistence. I want you ableto really stick through the fight. It’s not going to be easy. It’s not going to be quick.But together we can get through it. If you
need more information, please feel free tocheck out the blogs, check out the website. Watch the other tutorials and of course callme when you have questions.Remember a cheeseburger and a chocolate shake will get you throughjust about everything.