Toronto Mobility Lawyer | Toronto Mobility Rights Lawyer
Parental Mobility Rights Lawyer | Toronto Child Relocation Lawyer
Child Relocation | Parental Relocation
International Child Abduction | International Child Abduction Lawyer
Parental Mobility Rights
Serving Toronto & All of Ontario From Our Toronto Offices
Mobility issues, such as parental mobility rights and child relocation, are a complex area of family law.
Generally speaking, “mobility” describes the circumstances when one parent wants to relocate with the children which, in turn, would disrupt the other parent’s access with the children. There are numerous reasons why a parent may wish to relocate, such as job and career changes, employment and educational opportunities in another jurisdiction, and romantic involvement with a person who lives in a different city or province.
Mobility disputes can include any of the following:
- Parental child abduction
- International parental child abductions and the Hague Convention
- Varying a current separation agreement or court order
- A proposed relocation to a different city, province or country
How to Relocate
To relocate, the relocating parent requires the consent of the access parent or approval of the courts. Various factors are considered by the courts including the existing custody arrangement, the reason of the relocation, the distance, and the impact on the access parent’s relationship with the children. These factors are considered on a case-by-case basis. As with all custody and access issues, the guiding principle is the best interests of the child.
Why Gilbertson Davis LLP?
We ensure your relationship with your child is preserved. We can represent parents who want to relocate and access parents who contest the proposed move. Our experienced and knowledgeable counsel can assess your rights and options for relocation, how your current court order or agreement affects your mobility rights and whether the proposed relocation requires court involvement.