Child Custody Law

Child Custody Lawyer in Brampton, ON

Custody is the legal right to make major decisions that is in the best interest of the child(ren). These decisions include education, religion, and healthcare. Under the Children’s Law Reform Act s. 21 a parent of a child or any other person may apply to the court for custody or access. In Ontario there are two (2) types of child custody, namely, sole custody and joint custody.

Sole custody

This is when one person makes all the decisions pertaining to the child(ren). This is appropriate for parties who had a short relationship or unable to maintain a mutual working relationship which is in the best interest of the child.

Joint custody

This is when both parties are involved in the decision-making process pertaining to the child(ren). Joint custody is appropriate when both parties are able to communicate effectively and have a mutual working relationship which is the best interest of the child.

This can be an extremely complicated and emotional process for all those involved. Heckburn Law is equipped with the experience and compassion to help navigated the court system to achieve a positive outcome.

For those who want to avoid the court system Heckburn Law is able to explore options such as mediation.

To book an appointment, please contact our office at (905) 861-3709 or send an email:

Our Family Law Services Include: Child Support Law | Child Custody Law | Divorce | Mediation | Domestic Violence

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Heckburn Law provides Legal Services to clients across Tottenham, Alliston, Denton, Ajax, Brampton, Milton, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Vaughan, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas.

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