Child Custody and Support in Toronto Divorces

Child Custody and Support

Child Custody in Toronto Divorces 

In Ontario, the primary focus in any child custody arrangement is the child’s best interests:

Types of Custody 

  1. Sole Custody: One parent has the exclusive right to make important decisions about the child’s life, including education, health care, and religion.  This arrangement is less common and usually results when one parent is deemed unfit or unavailable to participate in these decisions effectively.
  2. Joint Custody: Both parents share the decision-making responsibilities for the child.  It requires a cooperative effort and communication between the parents regarding major life decisions.  Joint custody does not necessarily mean equal parenting time, but rather an equal say in decisions.