Did You Know? » Residential Schedule for a Child or Children


In some cases – regardless of custody arrangements with respect to decision making – a child or children resides primarily with one parent (meaning more than 60% of the time) and secondarily with another parent, whose parenting time is commonly referred to as access.

In other cases, a child or children may reside equally or close to equally with each parent.

According to the maximum contact principle, which is encoded in the law of Ontario, a child’s time with each parent is to be maximized in accordance with the child’s best interests. The best interests of a child are determined based on the individual circumstances in each case and this informs what the best residential arrangements are appropriate.

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