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Custody & Access

Oakville Child Custody Lawyers

Custody Lawyer OakvilleUnsurprisingly, custody and access are the most emotional and difficult family law issues to resolve during a divorce & separation.

Geoffrey Carpenter and his team in Oakville understand. You want to remain an important part of their lives, and you are worried about their well-being and their financial security.

Your child’s best interests are paramount, and custody & access decisions can be clouded when high-emotion enters the picture.

You have legal rights regarding custody and access. We know what they are and our child custody lawyer will work hard to ensure your rights are respected.

Custody mediation services

Spouses often misunderstand the difference between custody & access.


Custody refers to making decisions regarding a child’s:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Overall well being

Joint custody means that, although you are divorced from your spouse, you can cooperate to make decisions about your children together.

Sole custody means that one parent has exclusive rights to make decisions regarding the child, while the other parent has the right to be informed of all matters regarding their child.


Access refers to the living arrangements for the children and takes into account factors like:

  • Parental work schedules
  • Creating a stable environment for the child
  • Age of the child or children
  • Lifestyle and behaviour of the parent
  • Wishes of the child

At Carpenter Law in Oakville, we strive to work with your spouse to resolve access issues outside of the courtroom, thus minimizing its emotional impact.

Ultimately, a judge will focus on what is in the best interests of the children when granting access rights.

We believe that no parent should be denied custody and/or access for any illogical reason.

Maintaining the love, affection and emotional ties you have created with your child is critical, and we strive to ensure that you are given proper custody and/or access to your child.

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Mediation and arbitration

When parents cannot agree on a decision regarding a particular matter, they may turn to mediation or arbitration to help resolve the issue. Mediation is generally a faster, less adversarial and less invasive approach to dispute resolution. There may also be a significant cost savings in choosing mediation and custody mediation services.

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The first step towards resolving your legal dispute is to request a consultation with a child custody lawyer at Carpenter Law.

We will get back to you in 24 hours and help you begin this tough process with sharp legal acumen, compassion and understanding.

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