1. Relocation with the child to another province.
In 2022 Supreme Court of Canada upheld the decision to allow the mother to relocate with the child 10 hours drive away because she had been the victim of domestic violence and abuse during and the parties’ cohabitation. Family violence is a “ critical consideration” in the child’s best interest.
Supreme Court of Canada is clearly stating no presumption of shared parenting time. Relocation may be permitted even if this substantially reduces parenting time for the non-relocating parent.
Relocation is a change in a child’s residence place that is likely to impact the child’s relationship with the other parent significantly. Relocating parent has to give the other parent a notice.
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2. Mediation is another option for family resolutions.
Mediation may be recommended and utilized by the parties ONLY if there is no history of domestic violence and the parties maintain amicable communication. Mediation is an exclusively voluntary and cost-effective way of resolution family matters.
All participants in mediation are encouraged to participate actively in the process. Mediation is a “party-centred” process in that it is focused primarily on the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses various techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and help the parties find their optimal solution.
Our office successfully resolves legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to help the parties to reach an amicable resolution.
Our office provides clients with customized, in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution using the latest technologies and highly trained specialists.
Marriage contract/cohabitation agreement.
The Parties can change the marriage contract or/cohabitation agreement if: a change in financial circumstances, family circumstances, spouses decide to reconcile, a change in marital problems and estate planning.