Parenting terms were changed to focus on the relationship a parent has with their child.
➟ health care
➟ important extra-curricular activities
Parenting time is the time that a child spends in the care of a parent. All parents usually have parenting time now. It’s not just the parent the child doesn’t usually live with.
➟ one person is afraid of another person because there’s a history of family violence
➟ there are serious mental health or drug abuse issues
➟ using a specific form, and
➟ at least 60 days before they plan to relocate
If the other parent does not agree with the relocation, they must object within 30 days of getting the notice or start a court case. A parent cannot relocate with the child without permission from the other parent or a court order.
When deciding parenting time and decision-making responsibility, the court now has to consider a more detailed list of factors about the best interests of the child. The most important factor is the child’s physical, emotional, and psychological safety, security, and well-being.
➟ how the violence affects a parent’s ability to care for the child, and
➟ whether it’s suitable to make a parenting order that requires parents to co-operate with each other
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