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Grandparent access: Even with the new amendments, mediate, don’t litigate

Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 9:01 AM | By Jennifer Shuber

On Dec. 8, 2016, Bill 34, “An Act to amend the Children's Law Reform Act with Respect to the Relationship between a Child and the Child's Grandparents” was given royal assent. It is now law.

As is evident from its title, the act amends two sections of the Children’s Law Reform Act to specifically include grandparents. That is, subsection 21(1) of the Children’s Law Reform Act, which sets out who may apply for custody of or access to a child is amended to refer specifically to...