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One of the most important and emotionally-charged issues in many separations or divorces is, understandably, the question of what will happen to the kids. Children are the helpless passengers on their parents’ journey to leading separate lives, and their best interests should always be paramount.

When it comes to the children of a marriage, separating parents must consider where the children will live and for how much of the time, who will be making important life decisions for the children, how the children will be supported financially, and what type of access to the children will the non-custodial parent (if any) have.

Tailor Law’s child custody and access lawyers serve clients in Mississauga and throughout the GTA with compassion, experience, and a dedication to helping you identify the best possible option for the resolution of your child custody matter. We offer a free, 30-minute consultation with a Tailor Law family lawyer who can sit down with you to explore your situation and lay out some potential next steps. Give Tailor Law a call any time at 905-366-0202 to book your free consultation.

What is Child Custody?

When someone uses the term “child custody”, they may be referring to one or both of two types of custody. The first type is legal custody, which refers to a parent’s right to make important medical, legal, and moral decisions about their child’s life. This can include decisions about the child’s education, the child’s religion, and the child’s involvement with extracurriculars or special needs programming. The other type of custody is physical custody, which refers to a parent’s right to have their child live with him or her.

When people make reference to “shared custody” or “joint custody”, the exact meaning of these terms can be a bit blurry. They may be referring to an arrangement in which both parents make legal decisions for the child, or they may be referencing the fact that the child lives an equal amount of time with each parent. It’s also possible for parents to share both legal and physical custody of children, or to share one type of custody but not the other.

The courts are always invested in determining which type of custody arrangement would be in the best interest of the child. Sometimes, when things are so hostile between the child’s parents that they can’t co-parent together, the best solution for the child is for one of the parents to have sole legal custody. This is aimed at preventing further arguments regarding major life decisions about this child.

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If you are seeking assistance with your Child Custody Matter you can call Tailor Law today to get the help you need from our trained Family Lawyers who can help you navigate through the whirlwind of paperwork and emotions that come with deciding how to proceed. We have helped many clients get what they deserve in all Child Custody matters.

If you have questions about your Child Custody Matter please call us today to set up an appointment to speak with one of our Child Custody Lawyers.

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At Tailor Law, we appreciate the sensitivity and care required in dealing with family matters. Our law firm works hard to approach these situations with the sensitivity and expertise they require. Both parties involved often have different perceptions of what is fair, making the entire process of reaching an agreement stretch out for seemingly forever. Differing incomes and roles in the family can make an equal financial split messy and confusing. Moreover, children can often be lost in the constant mess of everything going on. We are dedicated to bringing a resolution that is in your best interest and helps you as well as any children involved move forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between joint custody and shared custody?

Joint custody occurs when the parents of the child share physical and legal custody of the child. Joint custody is also known as shared custody, which is a 50/50 split. When parents have joint custody over children, they make decisions jointly with respect to the care of the children.

Couples or spouses who have decided to separate must decide where their children will reside and how much time each parent will spend with the children. This time is called parenting time. The time that each parent spends with the children is called child access.

Joint custody can be agreed upon prior to going to court. Some couples operate without legal custody agreements, while others use mediation to agree upon custody. If the parties cannot agree on the terms of joint custody, a judge may need to rule on the terms of the joint custody.

What is the difference between sole custody and full custody?

Joint custody occurs when the parents of the child share physical and legal custody of the child. Joint custody is also known as shared custody, which is a 50/50 split. When parents have joint custody over children, they make decisions jointly with respect to the care of the children.

Couples or spouses who have decided to separate must decide where their children will reside and how much time each parent will spend with the children. This time is called parenting time. The time that each parent spends with the children is called child access.

Joint custody can be agreed upon prior to going to court. Some couples operate without legal custody agreements, while others use mediation to agree upon custody. If the parties cannot agree on the terms of joint custody, a judge may need to rule on the terms of the joint custody.

How do child support payments work?

Child support payments are payments made from one party to the other in relation to the maintenance and upkeep of children following separation or divorce.

Each parent is responsible for the financial maintenance of the child and payments are based on gross income and financial circumstances. Child support is usually paid until the children turn 18 years of age. Child support payments can be extended in certain circumstances.

In many cases, child support payments are made by the parent who spends the least amount of time with the children.

Child support payments are not related to the gender of the parent nor are they related to legal custody. If one parent has legal custody of the children, it does not necessarily mean that they will receive child support. As there are a number of circumstances that affect child support payments, it is best practice to seek the advice of a family law lawyer. A family lawyer who specializes in child support matters will provide the best legal support for your legal needs. Tailor Law handles both simple and complex matters of child support. Tailor Law offers legal child support in Mississauga and Oakville.

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