BC Family Law Case Law Updates. Chapter 6: Parenting Time (Oct 2019)

[15:39] Lawyer Agnes Huang (Saltwater Law) discusses case law on denial of parenting time and failure to exercise parenting time. For community workers and advocates. Part 6 of 8. Topics include:

  • An order or agreement must be in place
  • Application has to be made within 12 months of the denial
  • Court has a broad discretion that can be adapted to each unique circumstance
  • Cumulative effect of words and actions may suffice
  • Not in best interest of child to force them to see the other parent if risk of violence
  • Concern for child's physical and emotional safety are justification for denial of parenting time
  • Failure to exercise parenting time without reasonable excuse

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Credits: Presentation by Agnes Huang, Saltwater Law. Filmed and edited by Paul Donovan, Focus Audio Visual Services Ltd. Production and publication coordinated by Kate Murray, Bridget Greenwood, Baljinder Gill, Ella Droko, and Brian Goncalves, Legal Aid BC. Thumbnail design by Caitlin Kuo and Brian Goncalves, Legal Aid BC.


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