Divorce Act Changes to Custody & Access
As of March 1st 2021, the Divorce Act was amended, and essentially confirmed philosophies that were already in existence in the legal world but were not yet legislated by the Government.
The terms “Custody” and “Access” have been abolished. Those expressions are believed to lead to conflict and have therefore been replaced by “Parenting Responsibilities” and “Parenting Time”.
In Section 16.3 of the Divorce Act, significant changes were made to Parenting Orders, confirming some of the factors to be taken into account by the Parents, Lawyers, Mediators, and Judges, in order to determine the best interest of the child(ren). They are now better defined.
When you consult Marc J. Coderre, we will review those factors with you in order to make sure that there is clarification and understanding in relation to parenting disputes.
To discuss things further, please contact us for a free 30-minute consultation.