Category Archives: Hear the Child

Mediating-arbitrating child support and s. 7 expenses for children attending university

co-authored by Hilary Linton   We often work with parties who are unrepresented or whose counsel do not attend the mediation. This places added pressure on mediators to remain current with the law. The recent case of Craig v Niro (2022 ONSC 5178) is an instructive primer on the law of child support and s. 7 expenses for a child …

Hear the Child Reports: An accessible, affordable way to hear the child’s voice

As a parenting coordinator, I often want to learn more about how the child is feeling about the things the parents disagree on. In fact, I have a responsibility under the law to do so. One way to do this is to retain a professional to interview the child and prepare a Voice of the Child Report. In my experience, …