custody / access assessments

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voice of the child

“Generally, children have better relationships within their families when they believe their voices have been heard” - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 12, Maintenance and Custody Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 160, s. 18(6)(f), Judicature Act, R.S., c. 240, s. 32F.

A custody / access assessment is a report prepared by one of our experts to assist you, your partner, and the courts in making a decision around parenting arrangements. An assessment provides the judge with neutral information about your child(ren)’s wishes and/or what is in the best interest of the child(ren) - CLEO, 2017 (retrieved from https://stepstojustice.ca/questions/family-law/what-child-custody-and-access-assessment-why-would-i-want-one)