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What’s in a name? Divorce Act amendment not enough to reduce parental conflict

Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 1:39 PM | By David Frenkel

The impetus in the fights between parents does not begin when spouses read the terms “custody” and “access” in the Divorce Act. Therefore, unless there are additional provisions added to the proposed amendments, the family conflicts will likely continue even with the replacement of the terms “custody and access” with “parenting” as introduced by Bill C-78.

According to the newly proposed subsection 16.1(1) of the Divorce Act, a “parenting order” will replace the traditionally named “custody and access” order. A parenting order will include the right...