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In Ontario, Canada, parenting time is the time that a child spends with each parent, following a separation or divorce. The amount and schedule of parenting time is typically determined by the parents, either through an agreement or by the court.
Under the Family Law Act, both parents are expected to share the responsibility for making decisions about the care and upbringing of their children. This means that, unless there are exceptional circumstances, the court will generally order parenting time that allows the child to have meaningful relationships with both parents.
The amount and schedule of parenting time will vary depending on the individual circumstances of each case. The court will consider a number of factors when determining the appropriate amount and schedule of parenting time, including the child’s best interests, the child’s views, where appropriate, and the ability of each parent to provide for the child’s needs.
In some cases, the court may order supervised parenting time, where the child is supervised by a third party during visits with the parent. This may be necessary if there are concerns about the safety or well-being of the child, or if there is a history of family violence.
Overall, parenting time is an important issue in the separation and divorce process in Ontario. It is important for parents to work together to determine an appropriate parenting time schedule that is in the best interests of their children.