7 - What does the term "custody of a child" mean?  How does a judge decide who should get it?

Ontario Family Law Podcast

7 - Custody of the Children - what it means and how it is decided

This episode is about the important issue of "custody of the children."  What does that term really mean?  The legal meaning is very different from what most people think. Is it important to have custody?  What is the difference between sole custody and joint custody?  When is sole or joint custody appropriate?  This podcast answers all of these important questions.  It then goes on to discuss how judge and arbitrators decide who will get "custody" of children.  This podcast is essential listening for anyone in a separation or divorce, or thinking of separation, and who has children.  It explains what is judges think is important in these cases and why it may be better to stay out of court.  Listen and learn what rights your children have in a separation and divorce.

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To find out what role kids should play in the process of deciding where they should lie and who should make decisions about them, listen to this edition of the podcast.  For additional information about children in divorce, including the best ways to protect them, read this webpage.


If you would like to contact the host of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, Toronto divorce lawyer, John Schuman, call 416-446-5847, email him, or use the form below or call the number at the top of the page.  You can also use the form to comment on the podcast.


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The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available as an e-book for Amazon Kindle or Kobo, and as an iBook for iPad, iPhone and Mac, or as a paperback for $20.00 (or less) from Amazon and other fine book sellers.  The Guide is an easy-to-understand explanation of the basics of all aspects of Ontario Family Law, from a description of Family Court and the other ways to resolve family law matters, to a description of the most important family law topics, to tips on how to avoid common mistakes and succeed after separation.

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