Custody and Access

Child Custody and Access

Some of the most important (and most contentious) issues in marriage breakdowns are disputes over child custody and access. These disputes affect not only the lives of both separating parents, but also the life and future of their children.


In any custody and access dispute, the Ontario family courts place high importance on the "status quo" (existing situation), especially where that situation has persisted for a long period of time. If the existing situation is disagreeable (i.e. because your ex is preventing you from seeing and taking care of your children), you should speak to a lawyer immediately.


Custody and access disputes often center around the ex-spouses parenting histories and parenting abilities, as well as the "best interests of the child". Many issues can be difficult to prove at trial, unless advance care is taken to locate and preserve key evidence. If your relationship is breaking down, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible: the sooner you do, the sooner we can help you prepare a legal strategy that will protects you and your child.


At Paul Mitassov Law, we understand your concerns regarding child custody and access. Whether you want to see more of your child or to receive full custody, we will help you get the best possible outcome. Our experienced lawyers and support staff allow you to make informed decisions regarding custody and access, so you have no regrets in the long term.


Call Paul Mitassov Law today, your trusted Toronto family lawyers, in order to schedule a free consultation.