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 See My Kid Los Angeles Child Custody Attorney David Pisarra tells you how
Hey guys, Dave Pisarra here with MensFamilylaw so we’re gonna talk about the situation where you have a child, you’re not married, so you’rejust boyfriend girlfriend, you’re probably on the birth certificate, but maybe you’renot, and she won’t let you see the kid. So here’s the deal. Mom has legal custody ofthe child and physical custody of the child because she’s the mom. She’s gonna be on thebirth certificate. If you’re on the birth certificate you have technically legal custodybut the question becomes what’s that really mean in terms of actual day to day operations.You’regonna have physical custody if mom is allowing you to see the baby, but the problem is whenmom wants to move and takes the kid with her
you don’t actually have a court order thatsays you have any time to actually see the child. The police are gonna look at it andsay mom’s supposed to be with the baby because the baby is still probably nursing. So ifyou’ve got that situation where you’re a daddy bu you’re not actually a court ordered dad,paying child support with a court order for visitation, you’re kinda left out in the coldwhen the kids are really young. So that’s the situation where you’re going to have tofile what’s called a paternity suit. Filing for paternity is a really easy thing we justfill out a couple of forms we get mom served, she’s got 30 days to file an answer, and thenwe can go forward and get a court order for
visitation, but that also means you’re probablygoing to have to pay child support, which if you’re a good dad you probably want topay anyways and like a lot of my clients you’re probably already paying the rent, buying diapers,putting in food, paying for the utilities and it’s possible that your child supportmight actually go down. So this can be a good thing for you from a financial standpointand it’s something that you definitely have to have if you want to make sure you haveyour rights to see your child. If you’ve got more questions, and you want to talk aboutit, please feel free to give me a call, check out the other tutorials, and read the blog, subscribeto our newsletter so you get the free Before
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