How to Hear the Voice of the Child in Custody Access Cases

August 22nd, 2014 by John Schuman

How to Hear the Voice of the Child in Custody Access Cases

One of the hottest topics in Family Law and Divorce Law is how to hear what the children want. Ontario Family Law says that children must be heard in proceedings that affect them. This episode of the Family Law Podcast was recorded live at lecture that John Schuman gave to a group of legal professionals on how to give children a voice in child custody and access proceedings. John goes over the latest research on whether children should be heard in those cases, and if, so what role they should play. He then, discusses in detail, the various ways that a judge, family arbitrator or mediator can hear from the child. This podcast also gives the legal authority for each of those methods for hearing the child’s views and preferences and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each. It explains when putting a child’s voice before a court is a good idea, and when it may get a parent into trouble.

Should We Hear What Kids Want? | DSF Ontario Family Law Podcasts by John P. Schuman

This episode of the Family Law Podcast was recorded live at lecture that John Schuman gave to a group of legal professionals on the topic of the different parenting options after separation and how judges decide between them. This edition answers the following questions” Should We Hear What Kids Want? How Do We Hear What Kids Want? How Important Is It To Give Kids A Voice? And What is the Authority For Hearing The Child?

Presentation Slides: the Voice of the Child in Custody Access Cases


Should We Hear What Kids Want?

Should We Hear What Kids Want?

How Do We Hear What Kids Want?

How Do We Hear What Kids Want?

How Important Is It To Give Kids A Voice?

How Important Is It To Give Kids A Voice?

Authority For Hearing The Child

Authority For Hearing The Child?


How to Hear the Voice of the Child in Custody Access Cases

The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, the Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, available from Amazon. Anyone who has to deal with issues related to child custody, child access or parenting after separation should rely on them for give easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to their case and what are the best ways to address their concerns. It even has a special section on hearing from children in custody and access cases. The book also covers all the other related family law issues, such as child support, spousal support, property division and restraining orders. To get your copy of the click on the picture below.


Should We Hear What Kids Want? | DSF Ontario Family Law Podcasts by John P. Schuman

 


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