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.
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What Is The Difference Between Sole Custody And Joint Custody
Oliver Ross: Okay. Sole custody and joint custody, first of all, have nothing to do with how divorcing parents spend time with their children. It’s been a common misconception that, somehow, sole custody meant that one parent would have all the time with the children and the other parent wouldn’t have any. Sole. The word ‘custody’, by the way, has been taken out of the law, taken out of the statutes concerning children in divorce, here in Arizona as of January 1, of this year, 2013. Because it always meant, not how much time parents would spend with children, it always meant who would make major life decisions. So, if one parent were to have sole legal custody, which is now called ‘sole legal decisionmaking’,.
That parent would make major life decisions for the children, independently of the other parent. So, what are some examples of major life decisions? Around education, what schools do they go to’ public school, private school, charter school? Around health; what s do they see, what medicines do they take? Around religion; what religion or faith are they raised in? Those are prime examples of major life decisions for children. Here in Arizona, there is a presumption of joint legal decisionmaking, which used to be called ‘joint legal custody’ such that the courts unless something egregious was going on, like alcohol, drugs, domestic violence.
The courts will presume and grant joint legal decisionmaking, wherein the parents share in the making of the major life decisions for their children.