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Family Law Now | Ep. 59: Voice of the Child

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Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

Episode 59

Russell Alexander, Golan Yaron and Jonathan Paynter discuss the following topics:

  1. What is a Voice of the Child report (VOC) – legislation, purpose
  2. When: before or during court, anytime
  3. Who prepares the VOC report – qualifications & training
  4. Private vs OCL, Judicial interviews
  5. The How – Where are interviews conducted – How many – How is the report delivered? Oral vs written
  6. Weight: treatment by counsel, parents, and Judges
  7. Screening: Parental and other influences
  8. The Child’s Right to Counsel
  9. Challenging VOC reports
  10. Case Law

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Show Notes

In Custody/Access Matters, Should the “Voice of the Child” Be in Brief, and in Writing?

Children and the Legal System; Appeal Court Rules on Kids’ Privacy and the Role of the OCL

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.