Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Joint custody the presumption

Szakacs v. Clarke, 2014 ONSC 7487:

[65]   In the eyes of friends, family, school officials and the community in general, an access parent is viewed as inferior to a custodial parent.[8] It is never in the best interests of a child to have one of his or her parents considered as inferior to the other. Therefore, I begin with the presumption[9] that joint custody is in the best interests of the child of these parties and then I look for evidence to the contrary, such as disqualifying conduct by, or characteristics of, Mr. Clarke. Here, there is no such contrary evidence.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is one to do about the most of severe of parential alienation cases - specifically the culprit is the custodial parent - in most cases - the woman. There are two victims - almost always the child and father