Access Rights In Ontario

If you do not have custody of your children, you have a right to spend time with them (subject to any concerns raised against you). Typically, an access parent sees the child overnight every other weekend and one evening a week during the week. It is also typical for the access parent to have telephone access and other important holidays (i.e., Father’s day, birthdays, holidays, etc.). An access parent also typically has access to the child 2-3 weeks during the summer. Access parents also have the right to receive information about the child’s health, education and general situation. In cases where a court believes that there are safety concerns regarding a parent’s access, supervised access may be ordered. In such a case, a parent will visit with their child at an access centre under full or partial supervision. In such cases, the hope is for the parent to do well and “prove themselves” during access visits (which are documented in most cases) and for the access to eventually become unsupervised. Other forms of supervision can be in the community with a 3rd party supervisor that everyone agrees to.

Avi Baratz has represented 100s of parents in Child Access cases in Brampton and throughout Southern Ontario.  Baratz Law has brought motions to vary final access orders, including both for increasing and decreasing access, depending on the circumstances of the case.  Contact Baratz Law today to schedule a free confidential consultation.  

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Enforcing Child Access Rights During Covid-19

A recent topic that has currently arisen in family law involves how parents can deal with traditional (or non-traditional) access for their children during the current COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.  For example, a parent who has an agreement or court order for primary residence of a child usually would also have an

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