Step Parent’s Right to Access and Custody

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Being a step parent is a role an increasingly large number of Canadians find themselves in. The traditional view of step parents has been shown to be a myth; step parents can often develop strong loving bonds with the children of their spouse. While many individuals assume that there is no way for a step parent to claim access, or custody there is no preference for biological parents in the Divorce Act. Contacting a Family Law lawyer is important for an individual to be completely informed both about claims they want to make, and the claims their spouse could make upon the breakdown of a marriage.

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