What one student learned at our child support workshop…
Category Archives: Parenting Plans
Children have the right to be heard in mediation, arbitration and court.
Here is a great blog post from Brian Galbraith’s Family Law Blog; well worth following. Are you confused by the different types of custody? You are not alone. Most people find the terms confusing. Many people think joint custody means the children spend equal time with both parents. Actually it means that the parents make decisions together. It has nothing …
As a PC it is tempting to believe that, if I just try hard enough, I can change the way parents interact when it comes to their children. I’ve tried it often enough.
First, I explain to parents the negative impact of their behaviour on the kids, and work with them to develop a more cooperative way of interacting. I would fall into the trap of thinking that, with all my skill, wisdom and experience, I could get the parents to cooperate with each other.
As I sit in my car, listening to “White Christmas”, feeling warmth and joy, my mind wanders to those families engaged in intense conflict over who gets the kids for the holidays.
Kirk Makin’s story in the Globe (As Christmas nears, courtrooms fill with parents battling over kids) illustrates well what some families are going through.