Jun 10, 2015

Move away from highly charged language welcome

Advocate Daily Post

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision confirming trial judges do not have to make a finding of custody when asked, as it promotes an adversarial approach, is in line with long-held views across the family law bar, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Chaiton-Murray. M v. F., 2015 ONCA 277 (CanLII) highlights the fact that parties tend to misuse the words “custody” and “access,” says Chaiton-Murray, as most don’t have a proper understanding of the terms.

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