Blog: Children – Access

Who will the children live with? An overview of “access”

Written by Kara-Lynne Chapman Access This is probably the most pressing question you will have once the decision to separate has been made. There are no hard and fast rules on this and what works for one family may not work for another. Your unique circumstances must be considered in determining the appropriate parenting schedule for your children. Research has shown that having a consistent, predictable schedule is important for children to successfully transition to their new family dynamic. In many cases, the children will live primarily with one parent…

What Rights do Grandparents Have?

Written by Kara-Lynne Chapman Are grandparents entitled to spend time with their grandchildren? Grandparents often play an important role in their grandchildren’s lives. In the majority of cases, time with the grandchildren is arranged directly with the parents without any problems. Sometimes, though, grandparents are either not allowed to spend time with the children or their time is restricted by the parents. These grandparents will come to us asking whether they can seek a court order allowing them time with their grandchildren. Grandparents are allowed to apply to the court…