Who Gets the Kids
Whether you are seeking custody of children in a divorce proceeding, or whether you are just
involved in custody battle with your ex, the issue of custody addresses certain issues on behalf of
the children. This approach was developed by courts in different jurisdictions and often set out in
legislation. It is clear that almost any court, of any common law jurisdiction, once assuming
jurisdiction over the child, will consider the same or similar issues to the ones set out in section
24 of Children’s Law Reform Act.
These statutory provisions provide a comprehensive, yet easy to follow, check list for anyone
seeking custody or access. Factored in, on top of such a checklist, would probably be the issue of
whether the conduct of a parent was relevant to any custody or access matter.
Please note: If you are involved in a matrimonial dispute, we
strongly recommend that you retain a lawyer to represent
you at the first possible opportunity;
This site and this note are designed only to acquaint you with a
few (and only a few) of the issues that may affect you.
It is not intended as legal advice on any specific case.
You are well advised to retain the services of an
experienced lawyer as soon as possible.