STERLING LAW REPRESENTS YOU IN ALL YOUR FAMILY CONCERNS
We have well over 25 years of experience and understand what you’re going through.
We endure many hardships and make untold sacrifice for our loved ones. So when a separation or divorce occurs, we are wounded at the core. The bravest of us wither; we crumble; we become unable to perform our basic day-to-day activities, much less take on the legal system. At Sterling Law we understand. We are ready to address your situation now to ensure that you safeguard your family and property.
Not only do we understand the intricacies of all the issues involved; Equally importantly, we at Sterling Law understand that this is one of the most challenging times you’ll ever experience.
Access is now known as “parenting time” under the new Divorce Act changes of March 2021. “Parenting time” promotes the concept that the parent who lives outside the children’s home is not just a visiting “fun time” parent: that parent may, in appropriate circumstances continue to play an important in their children’s lives after separation or divorce.
In any family dynamic, children are the priority. Their physical needs are important. So is their emotional well-being. Their relationship with each of their parents nurtures bonds that are critical to that child’s positive social and emotional development.
This why in Ontario, the courts do their best to ensure that the parent-child relationship remains healthy even when the relationship between parents has broken down. Unless there is a question of safety for the child or children. Your children's safety requires considerations of potential abuse but also considers whether one parent's lifestyle is conducive to the positive development of the child.
This ability to nurture that relationship is referred to as Access, which is your children’s right to have time with parent who lives outside their home. This can be one of the most challenging areas of family life after a separation or divorce. Depending on the reasons for the change in the family’s situation complications can arise.
Parents sometimes use their children to make demands of, or to control their ex-partners, creating high tension that often negatively affects the children. Where abuse is present or possible, the requirements for access may be specific especially in cases where the children are old enough to make demands of their own.
Sterling Law is experienced in mediating, negotiating and litigating the how, when and where’s of access that frustrates so many parents. We are here to advocate for your rights and the rights of your children that enable them to thrive emotionally and physically while giving you a sense of security in knowing that you have the support of the legal system.