Hello, my name is Brian Galbraith and I’m the owner of Galbraith Family Law. We’re a law firm of family law lawyers located in Barrie, Orillia and Newmarket. How does a father get custody of his children? Now, there’s a myth out there that fathers never get custody of their children. This is based on the historic fact that, traditionally, mothers were primarily responsible for the care of children and fathers were the bread winners. So it made sense, in those days, that the court would order custody to the mother since she was the one primarily looking after the children 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 income for the family. As a result the Ontario courts are more inclined to order an equal time sharing regime 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 strong argument would be that he was traditionally the one responsible or primarily responsible for the care, and that he can continue to provide the care that the children want and deserve. Custody battles are often very nasty. They can take many months and even years to resolve and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. The children often suffer when there’s a custody battle between their parents. As.
A result we prefer to help our clients negotiate a settlement. One of the best processes to do that is called collaborative practice. That’s a process where the parties agree not to go to court and they work with professionals to find a resolution to their petty issues and any other issues that they have to resolve related to the separation. It’s a very cost effective process and keeps the power of decision making in the hands of the parents. Most importantly, it helps prevent the children from being in the middle of a battle between mum and dad. If this tutorial’s been helpful, give it a thumps up. And if you’d like to learn more information.
Or have one of our lawyers help you with your custody issues, please go to our website which is GalbraithFamilyLaw. You can book consultations with one of our lawyers. We help clients with custody issues every day. We can help you too. Thank you.
What Are the Grandparents Custody Rights of Grandchildren
What rights do grandparents have to custody and access of their grandchildren? Hi , I’m Brian Galbraith, I’m the owner of Galbraith family law professional corporation. We’re a law firm of divorce and family law lawyers with offices in : Barrie, Orillia, and Newmarket. Grandparents have the same rights to custody and access as any other non parent. In other words, they have no special rights. If the court believes it’s in the best interest to children that the Grandparents be granted access or custody, then they’ll order it. But, in the face of competent parents who wish the grandparents to have no access, obtaining an order of access is very difficult.
Grandparents who have been involved in the day to day care of the grandchildren over an extended period of time, so they’ve been essentially playing the role of parent, they have a very strong case for at least access and sometimes even custody of the children. Another situation which grandparents have had great success, is when the parents are unable to care for their children as a result of perhaps mental illness, or addiction issues, or imprisonment for that matter. Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick and BC have legislation which acknowledges the importance of the grandparentgrandchild relationship, but it doesn’t guarantee custody or access to grandparents.
Ontario has legislation that’s pending, but it’s a private members bill so there’s a good chance it will not be passed into law. Some of the saddest cases involving grandparents are those in which their child has died and the grandparents wish to maintain a relationship with the grandchildren, but the surviving parent does not want that to happen. Those are tough cases that the court has to grapple with and decide based on what is in the best interest of the children. If you have a case that involves grandparent access, your first step is to book a consultation with one of our lawyers.We’ll analyze the merits of the case and help you decide a course.
Of action toward resolution. The easiest way to book a consultation is just to go to our website which is galbraithfamilylaw . You can book it at the website. Thank you, we look forward to helping you.