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Did you know that the parent’s work schedule can play an important role in the determination of the children’s custody?

David and Veronica have lived together for five years and have a little girl named Fanny. Facing many problems, the couple decides to go their separate ways. However, they can’t agree on Fanny’s custody. Each parent wants sole custody. David and Veronica decide to institute proceedings in order to have a Judge rule on this point.

Veronica works as a secretary in an office and has a weekday schedule. David works on a farm for long hours, starting early in the morning and finishing often late at night.

Did you know that the parent’s work schedule can play an important role in the determination of the children’s custody? Indeed, the Court may decide to grant exclusive custody to Veronica for many reasons. Veronica represents the parent that shows the most availabilities to meet Fanny’s needs. Not only does her weekday schedule match the daycare schedule, but she is also able to spend quality time with Fanny on the evenings. On the other hand, when Fanny is at her father’s house, she has to get ready for school by herself, her father having to work on the farm. Moreover, when she gets back from school, she has to meet with her father on the farm and patiently wait until he finishes his work. The time spent with him is not considered to be quality time.

If you face such a situation and need further advice, you should consult a lawyer.

Written by Mtre Lorna Durand,
Lawyer at Brunet & Associés
www.brunetassocies.com