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AI Written: The Children’s Law Reform Act

Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

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The Children’s Law Reform Act

The Children’s Law Reform Act is a law in Ontario, Canada that sets out the rights and responsibilities of parents, guardians, and others with respect to the care and upbringing of children. The act applies to all children under the age of 18, and is designed to promote the best interests of the child and ensure that their needs are met.

The Children’s Law Reform Act contains provisions on a wide range of issues related to the care and upbringing of children, including custody and access, support, and the division of property. The act also sets out the principles that the court must consider when making decisions about these issues, such as the child’s physical, emotional, and psychological needs, and the child’s views, where appropriate.

One of the key provisions of the Children’s Law Reform Act is the requirement that parents and guardians share the responsibility for making decisions about the child’s care and upbringing. This means that both parents are expected to be involved in the child’s life, unless there are exceptional circumstances that make this impossible or not in the child’s best interests.

The Children’s Law Reform Act also provides for the appointment of a guardian for a child, if necessary. A guardian is someone who is responsible for the child’s care and wellbeing, and who can make decisions on the child’s behalf. A guardian may be appointed by the court, or may be named by the child’s parents in their will.

Overall, the Children’s Law Reform Act is an important law in Ontario that helps to protect the rights and interests of children. It ensures that children are provided with the care and support they need to grow and develop, and provides a framework for resolving disputes and making decisions about the child’s care and upbringing.

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Russell Alexander

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