Vaughan Child Custody Lawyers Protecting Your Family's Interests for Over 25 Years

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 lawyers 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.

Get started online today or call us at (905) 581-7222 for assistance with your child custody case in Vaughan, Ontario.

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 Canada include sole custody, joint custody, shared custody, and split custody.

Sole 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.

Joint Custody

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.

Shared Custody

Under the Child Support Guidelines, shared custody is defined as when a child spends 40% of his/her time with each parent.

Split Custody

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 lawyer at our firm. We will work with you to ensure your interests are protected.

Fill out a form online or get in touch with us via (905) 581-7222 to get started.

Meet Our Dedicated Team of Lawyers

Over a Century of Collective Experience
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    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.

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    Deleta Grandy

    Lawyer

    Deleta Grandy obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2012, where she graduated with Honours. She completed her legal studies at Western Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 2016.

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    Jeff Hart

    Lawyer

    Jeff obtained his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies from McMaster University before attending law school at Queen’s.

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    Daphna Schwartz

    Lawyer

    Location: Markham Daphna Schwartz joined Feldstein Family Law Group, P.C. in 2007 as an associate lawyer. She was previously ...
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    Nick Slinko

    Lawyer

    Location: Vaughan Nick Slinko attended York University from 2003 until 2007 where he majored in both Law & Society and ...
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Shazia Hafiji

    Lawyer

    Shazia Hafiji joined Feldstein Family Law Group P.C. as a summer student in 2016 and returned as an articling student in 2017. Following her Call to the Ontario Bar in 2018, Shazia returned to the firm as an associate lawyer.

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    Lucy D'Ercole

    Lawyer

    Lucy D’Ercole joined Feldstein Family Law Group P.C. as a summer student in 2017 and returned as an articling student in 2018, during which she gained valuable experience in all areas of family law. Following her call to the Ontario Bar in 2019, Lucy was welcomed back to the firm as an associate lawyer.
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    Joy Pura

    Lawyer

    Joy Pura completed her legal studies and obtained a Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa. Prior to that, she completed ...
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