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What is the Supervised Access Program?

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The Supervised Access Program makes it possible for separated families to deal with some of the problems related to custody and access, particularly when there are safety concerns for either the primary parent or the children. The Ministry of the

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How seriously are allegations of parental alienation taken by family courts today?

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Parental alienation arises in family court cases generally in two contexts: When abusive men attempt to alienate the children from their mother as part of their ongoing campaign of abuse against their former partner When women who have left abusive

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Recent case law: Court deals with mother’s unilateral decision to move with her child

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In the case of Alix v Irwin, 2014 CarswellSask 253 (Sas. C.A.), the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal dealt with a situation where the mother made a unilateral decision to move with the child. The parents, who lived in Swift Current,

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Recent case: Judge interviews children

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Judicial interviews of children are still a rarity in Ontario, so it is always interesting to read a case in which a judge decides to talk to the kids. In the case of A (G) v B (K), 2014 CarswellOnt

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Can a woman move with her kids when there is custody and access order?

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This issue comes up frequently for women with children who leave an abusive partner. Sometimes, they want or need to move for safety reasons. They may not feel safe remaining close to their abuser. The police may not be able

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What is the role of violence (including separation violence) in custody and access cases?

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The presence of violence in the family is an important consideration in custody and access cases. It is, as we discuss below, one of the factors in the best interests of the child test. However, this does not mean that

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Luke’s Place webinar: Understanding the best interests of the child test

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All custody and access decisions are made using the best interests of the child test, as set out in section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act. The test has a number of factors that judges are required to consider

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