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Further Resources

  1. Prenuptial Agreements - Marriage contract and cohabitation agreement information.
  2. Uncontested Divorce - Obtain an uncontested divorce or a separation agreement.
  3. Common Law Separation - Resource for common law couples
  4. French Site - French language family law web site.

Factors to Consider in Child Custody Decisions

Decision making

  • Day to day decisions
  • Significant decisions (such as education, health, religion, religious upbringing)
  • Emergency decisions (such as in a medical emergency)
  • How information is shared


  • Regular residency schedule
  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Long weekends

Communicating with the non resident parent

Right of other parent to have first option of care

Approved caregivers

Holiday/Special Occasion Schedule

  • School spring break
  • Easter
  • Fatherís Day
  • Motherís Day
  • Summer vacation
  • Christmas break
  • Other Non Christian Religious Holidays
  • Childís birthday
  • Parentís birthdays
  • Traditional family holidays

Extended family

Make Up time

Notice of changes to schedule


  • Outside of country/notice/permission
  • Travel with children/without children provide coordinates


  • Change of local address
  • Moving childrenís residence

Attending functions where children are present and away from parentís home (e.g. school plays, sporting events)

Name change

Death of one parent

Death of both parents

Dispute resolution of parenting issues

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