Vaughan Child Custody Lawyers
Comprehensive Child Custody & Access Services
If you are divorcing or separating, determining child custody and access (or the right to visit with your child) will be two of your main concerns. Our child custody attorneys in Vaughan, Ontario work tirelessly to protect our clients’ interests. If you are concerned about child custody matters regarding your divorce, do not hesitate to contact our office in Vaughan. We serve clients in King City, Bolton, Nobleton, Kleinburg, and all of the surrounding communities.
Factors Impacting Child Custody & Access
The factors the court considers when deciding child custody and access matters include:
- The age of the child
- The best interests of the child
- The child’s preferences
- The stability of each parent’s home environment
- Each parent’s plan for the upbringing of the child
- The ability of the parent applying for custody to provide the child with guidance, education, and a good life
- If both parents are the child’s biological parents
- Any history of violent conduct
- Which parent is most likely to allow the other access to the child
The Different Types of Custody in Canada
The types of custody in Vaughan, ON include:
- Sole Custody
- Joint Custody
- Shared Custody
- Split Custody
If a parent has sole custody of a child, it means that only one parent has the responsibility and legal authority to make decisions about the child’s life including, education, healthcare, religion etc.
Under this custody arrangement, both parents can make decisions about their child’s life. With joint custody, it is assumed that the parents can accomplish this through compromise.
Typically, joint custody works best when both parents can collaborate and agree to work through their differences in a mature manner.
Under the Child Support Guidelines, shared custody is defined as when a child spends 40% of his/her time with each parent.
In recent years, split custody has developed, which is a situation where the parents have more than one child together and each parent splits custody of these children. Courts do not typically allow this as it is usually in the best interests of the children to let them live together.
Consult a Child Custody Lawyer in Vaughan Today!
Child custody issues are a common topic that can contribute to disputes during a divorce. To best prepare for your divorce, consult with an experienced Vaughan child custody attorney at our firm. We will work with you to ensure your interests are protected. Our Vaughan office serves clients in Bolton, King City, Kleinburg, Nobleton, and the surrounding areas.
Andrew Feldstein Founder
Andrew Feldstein graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992. Prior to focusing exclusively on family law, Andrew’s legal practice covered many different areas, including corporate commercial. One of Andrew’s fundamental objectives is to achieve those goals mutually and collaboratively, as set out by him and his client.
Daphna Schwartz Lawyer
Daphna Schwartz joined Feldstein Family Law Group, P.C. in 2007 as an associate lawyer. She was previously practising family law in the Barrie area. Her practice includes all areas of divorce and family law, including custody and access, child support, spousal support, and property issues. Daphna is also qualified to practise Collaborative Family Law.
Anna Troitschanski Lawyer
Anna Troitschanski joined the team at Feldstein Family Law Group, P.C. in 2012. Prior to that, she practised Family Law at a boutique Newmarket firm. Her experience covers all areas of divorce and family law, including custody and access, child support, spousal support, and division of property.
Nick Slinko Lawyer
Nick Slinko attended York University from 2003 until 2007 where he majored in both Law & Society and Philosophy. Nick graduated in 2007 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree. He proceeded to earn a Juris Doctor in Law at the University of Western Ontario in 2011. Nick was Called to the Bar in June of 2012 after completing his Articling term with the Feldstein Family Law Group, P.C. He became an associate with the firm immediately thereafter.
Veronica Yeung Lawyer
Veronica Yeung joined the Feldstein Family Law Group, P.C. as a summer student in 2014 and returned as an articling student in 2015. Following her call to the Ontario Bar in June 2016, Veronica was welcomed to the team as an associate lawyer.
Veronica attended York University for her undergraduate studies and graduated as a member of the Dean’s Honour Roll when she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Honours Criminology.
Shana Gordon-Katz Lawyer
Shana joined Feldstein Family Law Group P.C. as an articling student in 2017. Following her call to the Ontario Bar in June 2018, Shana was welcomed back to the firm as an associate. While completing her articles, Shana assisted with legal matters covering all areas of family law.
Shana attended the University of Western Ontario for her undergraduate studies, where she graduated as the gold medalist of her program, Honors Specialization in Classical Studies.
Rachel Zweig Lawyer
Rachel joined Feldstein Family Law Group P.C as a Summer Student in 2019 and returned as an Articling Student in 2020-2021. Following her Call to the Ontario Bar in April 2021, Rachel was welcomed back to the firm as an Associate.
Prior to completing her legal studies and obtaining her Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa, Rachel obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at Ryerson University with a major in English Literature.
Lauren Harvey Associate Lawyer
Lauren joined Feldstein Family Law Group as a Summer Student in 2020 and returned as an Articling Student in 2021-2022. Following her Call to the Ontario Bar in April 2022, Lauren was welcomed back to the firm as an Associate.
Prior to completing her legal studies and obtaining her Juris Doctor at the University of Western Ontario, Lauren obtained her Honour’s Bachelor of Arts Degree at Wilfrid Laurier University majoring in Criminology and minoring in Law and Society.
Quinn Held Associate Lawyer
Quinn spent two years as a Summer Student and then completed her Articling term at a boutique Family Law firm in Orangeville, where she was exposed to various complex Family Law matters. Following her Call to the Bar of Ontario in June 2022, she became an Associate with the Feldstein Family Law Group.
Prior to obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor, Quinn obtained her Honour’s Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Guelph majoring in Criminal Justice and Public Policy and minoring in International Development.